Outside IR35 banned
I was told today that any future projects taken on with them would have to be umbrella. They would not accept any PSCs with limited companies.
I've been contracting with them as a PSC on and off for two years. Before the regulation started to hit I was told that all the contracts with SCC were outside and I used HMRCs CEST tool myself and it indicated that I was outside. I've had around 7 contracts with them (big and small)
What really sucks about this is SCC is also a recruitment company who advices to other companies not to blanket ban PSC, but to treat them fairly. So they'll advice their customers not to blanket ban contactors, but when it comes to their contacts and their contractors they force them into umbrella companies.