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.