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DHL
Unfair IR35 assessment
Fudged IR35 assessment with answers locked by DHL result was a forgone conclusion. Using IR35 Sheild the determination could only go one way. Not a surprise really as I had been told all roles would be inside some days prior to the assessment. No mention of any appeal and day rate is being reduced to account for employers NI. They are giving notice on current contracts and will re-engage on another at a lower rate.
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
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Leonardo
IR35 fairly assessed
Fairly assessed. Full breakdown from brookson legal provided against four main categories including substitution, MOO, control and financial liability.
Posted anonymously
10 months ago
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Leonardo
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: -
More than half contractors given determination so far outside. It’s taken too long but it appears that Brookson have done their job.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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BAE Systems
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Maritime
Apparently CEST tool was used by BAE IR35 team to determine status however a couple of the questions were not answered correctly which seemed to reflect a generalised assessment. Contractors have started leaving and the project will certainly be impacted. The general consensus is that the business will wait and see in April who's left! For me I dont see how I can stay as the loss per week vs not being able to claim expenses doesnt make it worth it as I can find an inside contract paying more closer to home.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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BAE Systems
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Submarines
CEST used, no consideration of existing contract terms or arrangements. Small number assessed as outside just so they don't lose them, no difference in working practices. Brace yourself for the fall out, last one out turn the lights off!
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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BAE Systems
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Maritime
Best used, SDS provided all done based on generic job roles
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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BAE Systems
Outside IR35 by exception only
Division: Air Sector
98 % of contractors advised inside ir35
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Santander Bank
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Banking
Only umbrella option available until end of August 2020. After that every contractor has to go for agency PAYE option, if wants to continue working with the bank.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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BAE Systems
Outside IR35 by exception only
Division: Maritime Naval Ships
The assessments have been carried out by a remote team who haven't been engaged with Line Managers or contractors and a blanket approach of using job roles has been used. There has been no consideration of individual circumstances or contracts (which goes completely against the guidance). Also, the 'assessments' were all completed at the beginning of December but the results are only being communicated now at the end of January. As the appeals process has a 45 day turnaround, anybody wishing to appeal the decision is unlikely to have any resolution before the April deadline. The impact on freelance working and major UK projects will be far reaching without a doubt. Companies that struggle to find specialist skills will find it more difficult as the legislation will restrict the travelling that self employed contractors have been willing to undertake.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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BAE Systems
Other
Division: Air
Results of IR35 out this week for IR35
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Santander Bank
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Technology
I've worked in the role for over 5 years on various different assignments. The bank have not been fair in the sense they have issued blanket rate reductions across the board. As a contractor we are forced to use an agency who have and did nothing to get me onto each assignment but they still take a cut. Now we are being forced to go Paye or umbrella or as an employed consultant. The bank won't issue a rate increase based on experience or value add, there is no fair assessment on the individual. The agency still take a cut of your rate and then you get taxed on top of that.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago

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