Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Renewable Energy
Got a role through the agency, to then be told I needed extra PPE and training as transfers to the vessel are done by helicopter. When I asked who will pay for the training and extra PPE I was told it was me, had arguments with Siemens, Shirley Parsons and the umbrella company. All state I am a contractor and to use a P87 tax form to claim it back. You can't claim PPE back as the employer by law should provide. No extra uplift on pay or any reimbursement from any of them. When I did the questions on the government website for inside or outside IR35 I was outside as I had to purchase my own PPE and training, but they have put a blanket on all parties. I was not given an individual assessment as I was told that all EHS are inside IR35.