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End client
Doosan Babcock
Unfair IR35 assessment
Managers assessing roles have been given guidance on how to answer each question of the CEST tool in order to produce an inside result, regardless of the working practices, and there is very little hope in appeals
Posted anonymously
7 months ago
End client
Jacobs
Outside IR35 banned
No discussion on determination. Inside or nowt. Though aware they are engaging foreign PSCs so not a complete ban. Employer NI deducted from agreed rate. Pointed out that this was not legal. They were unresponsive. Currently looking for other work.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Jacobs
Jacobs brought a total ban on PSC's from 1st February 2021 for all nuclear work. Puppets of Sellafield !
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
Unfair IR35 assessment
Similarly to last year, Cavendish have selected CEST responses to guarantee an inside IR35 determination. No recognition of working practices or consultation before or during the assessment. Cavendish's acknowledge to a challenge states that they won't even review the challenge until after 6th April. A blanket ban in all but name and a message to contractors to take it or leave it.
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: CAVENDISH
Blanket ban! HR have manipulated CEST answers to ensure all roles are deemed inside IR35 and over turned line managers CEST assessments. Appeals take 45 days and the process will not begin until 6th April 2021. Notices submitted on mass
Posted anonymously
10 months ago
End client
Jacobs
IR35 fairly assessed
Apparently assessed role not worker, many are inside but hearing about a fair few outside as well. Think projects will be impacted long term but not huge amount out there for those deemed inscope
Posted anonymously
10 months ago
End client
Jacobs
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Nuclear
PSC Ban from Jan31st. Rate reduction almost exactly in line with Employers NI which I've pointed out is unethical and possibly tacitly illegal. Will be jumping ship as soon as.
Posted anonymously
11 months ago
End client
Jacobs
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Nuclear
PSC ban. No consultation. I've been offered payment alternatives, none of which are palatable. They have also taken the opportunity to try to negotiate my rate down on the sly, which is absurd. Fortunately they are the only supplier to have taken the PSC ban approach, currently, so I am shifting client to one of the fair ones. Offer already accepted. Goodbye Jacobs, you're added to the list of companies I'll never work for again. Goodbye NRL who have been garbage - nothing but complicit and collaborative with Jacobs, no support to contractors. Don't forget where your % fee came from and good luck coping with modest finders fees in future, assuming that not everybody discovers that clients advertise the same contracts directly on LinkedIn these days. Cut out the middle man contractors, agents are obsolete in the modern world. Get a better rate by cutting out unnecessary agents fees.
Posted anonymously
11 months ago
End client
Jacobs
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Nuclear
No negotiating, all agency contractors must go through umbrella company.
Posted anonymously
1 year ago
End client
Jacobs
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Major projects
They have not fairly assessed their consultants and are not willing to entertain a scope of works.
Posted anonymously
1 year ago
End client
Jacobs
IR35 u-turn made
Division: ATN
Made a U-turn , Laughed in our faces last month when we asked for help, they’re not laughing now! Terrible client good bye!
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Jacobs
IR35 u-turn made
Division: Nuclear
Surprise surprise, from blanket inside, contrived assessments to a total u-turn. Very embarrassing and a lot of good people lost by not using a proper advisor like QDOS.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Jacobs
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Nuclear
Blanket assessment of all (approx 150 people) all been deemed inside, there is an appeal process but, Jacob's are putting everyone inside scope.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Jacobs
Unfair IR35 assessment
8th March and still no determination for Jacobs contractors . Morale starting to suffer and some leaving. Not complying with HMRC guidance.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Jacobs
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Major Projects
No individual assessment was done, went for blanket assessment. around 30% of contractors are leaving and remaining going Perm.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Jacobs
Unfair IR35 assessment
Role based assessment by someone I had to introduce myself to! Needless to say I will be leaving at the earliest opportunity. There will be a massive impact on the project, with an number of other contractors following suit.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Worley
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: Energy Resources chemical
Got my SDS from worley today using IR35 shield. Classed as outside.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Jacobs
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Defence
Blanket role based assessments by someone that doesn't know me. Sent in my own CEST and IR35 Shield assessment both showing outside. Waiting for any response.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Jacobs
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: ATN-I
Received a badly written letter telling me a risk assessment had been completed, no CEST applied, and assessment based on my role and not working practices. No SDS yet but told we can make a challenge over next two weeks. This will cripple this project as already years late. Atmosphere terrible
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Jacobs
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Nuclear clean up
An individual assessment, my arse! Everyone go told the same story. With one manager saying if you ain’t happy and you cause a fuss you may find yourself reported for avoidance!
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Jacobs
Outside IR35 banned
Blanket assessments carried out by a tinpot employment agent that no one’s heard of who were told to push everyone inside regardless of the facts. Just watch the mass exodus!
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Jacobs
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Nuclear
Very angry, don't believe they've assessed via any tools, or fairly, and have advised that contractors seek advice re. paye vs umbrella
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Jacobs
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Jacobs
Jacobs claim to have done individual assessments. But this is untrue. In my case they did not even know what I did. Sounds more like blanket determinations which are incorrect carry errors. Companies need to rethink or those that can will walk.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Jacobs
Outside IR35 by exception only
Division: Infrastructure
Blanket decision confirmed. No individual assessments will be made. Choice given of PAYE / Umbrella PAYE or Staff. Concerning.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Jacobs
No one knows what the outcome will be, been informed by agent that the determination will be completed by the hiring manager at the end of January. Looks like they are doing individual assessments though!
Posted anonymously
2 years ago

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