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Morgan Phillips

End client
Clydesdale Bank
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: IT
People Leaders completing blanket role based assessments using a spreadsheet containing CEST questions. Answering questions based on the potential future relationship, apparantly. Quite a feat since a) new (inside) contracts remain unseen, b) many people leads have no idea of current or future working practice for the many random contractors they are attempting to assess and c) nuances around areas such as substitution (as a small example) are completely misunderstood by these people leads, the HR team attempting to coordinate the chaos, or delivery teams attempting to understand the impact of people voting with their feet. This bank should have followed the lead of others in banning PSCs....at least that might have saved them some blushes. Many, many challenges have been returned swiftly to the small team coordinating the assessments, and the volume has left them unable to confirm when they will respond - so they are quoting the full 45 days they're allowed which leaves many contractors hanging and with no choice but to walk. A recruitment freeze accompanying this activity is impacting a large amount of in flight projects. No clear reason for the freeze but one would assume a lack of funds, so contractors walking does not appear to be of much concern as I would guess there are far bigger issues to worry about.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Virgin Money
Outside IR35 by exception only
Division: Business Mgmt
Blanket type assessments completed at divisional or role level by people leaders who have not been equipped with the time or information to complete properly, have no access to current contract terms for individuals and often no viability of working practice. PSCs are however allowed for those found inside. PRO Unlimited are adding to the unease hugely by demonstrating a lack of basic administrative efficacy, managing to send me two separate assessments completed by two different VM employees. Both with different answers. Incredible.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Clydesdale Bank
Outside IR35 by exception only
Division: Business Mgmt
Assessments being done at divisional or role level, rather than by individuals. 3rd party being used to coordinate and provide umbrella services. Clear lack of experience on their part and a very clear lack of knowledge on IR35 whatsoever within the organisation. PSCs are still allowed for inside or outside determinations.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago

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