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Sandersons

End client
Aviva
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: IT & Architecture
Failed to involve the consultant in the initial determination process (missing crucial factors in making obvious "outside" determinations); appeals process is a paper exercise with no deviation - even though numerous points of the actual contract & working conditions demonstrate it, their CEST-based assessments are unchangable. Spent time working through examples and highlighting specifics but to no avail. Lip service paid to assessment, but essentually a blanket assessment process. As with much of the financial services sector, senior leaders in the organisation seem to suggest that the approach will help drive the it towards an offshoring model. Very subdued atmosphere, most consultants looking elsewhere. Real shame as nice bunch of people to work with.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
End client
Quilter
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Change
Confirmed they are still banning PSCs. In communication they erroneously said they are implementing the legislation. 1) it isn’t law 2) they should be assessing is if it was, not blanket banning. Atmosphere angry - they have consistently been very short tempered with all contractors - we have not been able to Vicodin expenses since Feb - we should absorb them as we should be glad we have a role.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Aegon UK
Outside IR35 banned
No explanation for decision to still ban PSCs provided
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Aegon UK
Outside IR35 banned
Sandersons confirmed blanket PSC remains. No explanation. No consideration. The worst agency I have ever worked with.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Aviva
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Solution Architecture
Claimed individual assessment; turned out to be role-based blanketing. Even though previous engagements (and the working conditions) are non-MoO, contractor risk and little direction or control they applied the wrong answers to CEST. Spoken to a number of contacts from past engagements facing the same problem. Contractors also leaving. Very frustrating as great people to work with and feel let down after initially having the hope associated with an individual assessment.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Blanket assessment performed using CEST. Unwilling to engage in any form of explanation as to approach. Contractor to take the hit on employers NI and app levy. No rate increases to compensate. Take it or leave it approach. I’ll be leaving thanks ! AVOID THIS COMPANY LIKE THE PLAGUE!!
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Atkins
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: ADS&T
CEST Tool showed contractors as outside. Totally ignored and been told inside. No conversations at all or explanations given. Will be looking for outside contracts. Thoroughly pi**** off
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Royal London
Outside IR35 banned
Division: IT
Blanket email sent to all contractors saying how much they appreciate the flexibility offered & how it is crucial to the business but that they won't pay the money or take the risk to make individual assessments.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago

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