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TEKsystems

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Microsoft
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Microsoft Consulting Services
Blanket ban on PSCs.
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
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DXC Technology
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Unknown
Brookson / AGS. No engagement with contractors. Assessment made against current contract terms. I believe the dtermination was delivered against me as an individual and not the role. I am engaged in one of two identical roles. I was deemed inside whilst the other contractor was deemed outside. In fact all contractors on the project were deemed outside most based on a reassessment of last years SDS being upheld. I was also deemed outside in the same role last year. I am the only SME to a technology which underpins a large number of business critical processes. The impact of my leaving cannot be understated in the short to medium term. I am the only one leaving. The others do not need to face that decision. The other contractors are confused and disappointed with the obvious disparity of the assessments for these two roles. I am obviously disappointed with the SDS but will not challenge it. I am not engaging with a process which cannot be impartial or engage with the process correctly.
Posted anonymously
1 year ago
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HSBC
Outside IR35 banned
Division: GBM
To date, no formal announcement from HSBC regarding PSC. Unofficially, no U-turn on their blanket ban of PSCs which is leading to fury amongst their contractor community. Momentum is gathering for a contractor go slow, bill for 5 days but actually work for no more than 4 days each working week. The word is spreading.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Cisco
IR35 u-turn made
Will be extended for one more month after april, 1st. The final decision is yet to be made..
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Aegon UK
IR35 u-turn made
Division: AGT
Got a surprising call that they're willing to re-engage with contractors through their OLC until next year, good news and a small victory.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Aegon UK
IR35 u-turn made
Division: AGT
Held out long enough to not move to Umbrella, U-Turn Today for at least the next 12 months :)
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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eBay
Outside IR35 banned
Unfair and unreasonable measures taken, lack of communication to all employees including contractors, no news yet on if it will be deferred until 2021
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Infosys
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Managed services
despite the IR35 delay infosys still bans limited company contractors. Very short sighted and lazy approach.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Virgin Money
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Technology
Determination provided via email from agency with no input from contractor. Not offered any visibility of answers to CEST questions. Morale of perm employees not great as will be forced to cover many impacted projects.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Cisco
Outside IR35 banned
Division: London
Policy change and blank ban to anyone. No PSC available.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Vodafone UK
Outside IR35 banned
Division: IT Security project
No assessment, just a blanket ban. I don't really understand how I am able to contest this. The CEST tool states I am outside ir35 as does my accountant. Also seeing blanket bans across the market so highly unlikely that I am able to take on new clients. Feeling pretty depressed about the whole situation.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Cisco
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: London
Blanked termination to INSIDE, the assessment was done, questions were asked, but no one cared about any details, nor asking me about practices nor my manager. My contract is truly outside and cannot be changed as so. Given this, it is just blank ban covered by the review from MBO to have an excuse they did 'reasonable care'.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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DXC Technology
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Defence
Have yet to issue determinations on account roles as stalling until last minute. However, have been informed many times (verbally) that all roles on account will be inside IR35. Also told that there will be no scope for rate negotiations upwards to account for the increased cost of doing business ... if using PSC. Also applies if being engaged via PAYE as individual to offset increased taxes vs lower take home. DXC refusing any comms to agency on this despite many attempts and have breached request deadlines repeatedly. DXC confirm termination will be issued to capture end of current contract 31 Mar 20.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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DXC Technology
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Defence
Blanket IR35 determination as inside on current project.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Close Brothers
Outside IR35 banned
Blanket ban of PSCs. Only FTC offered
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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BT
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Global Services
Blanket PAYE only, no attempt at individual assessments.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Clydesdale Bank
Unfair IR35 assessment
Clydesdale Bank / Virgin Money previously confirmed that they would be assessing every contractor individually and carrying out a fair assessment. In reality, this could not be further from the truth. Every single contractor that I am aware of has been declared inside IR35. At the request of some agencies, team leads, who have no knowledge of IR35 whatsoever, were asked to complete a questionnaire, which was then used by the agencies to get a determination using CEST. There are various scenarios where experienced contractors are clearly working outside IR35, and the questionnaires clearly showed the contractors were outside IR35, but HR and the agencies returned the questionnaire to the team leads and asked them to change their answers in order to get an inside IR35 determination. Managed service providers, like Tek Systems and Waracle, have still not carried out any assessments. Despite this, all contractors at Tek Systems have been told they will definitely be declared inside IR35, and that if they're willing to go inside IR35, will be given a 12.5% cut on their day rate. Most experienced contractors are leaving to look for contracts outside IR35 or taking some time off. Some are open to taking contracts inside IR35 at other companies. Unbelievably, the bank have now declared a recruitment freeze, meaning that projects can't bring in anyone (perm, inside or outside) to replace all the contractors that are leaving.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Clydesdale Bank
Unfair IR35 assessment
Clydesdale Bank / Virgin Money previously confirmed that they would be assessing every contractor individually and carrying out a fair assessment. In reality, this could not be further from the truth. Every single contractor that I am aware of has been declared inside IR35. At the request of some agencies, team leads, who have no knowledge of IR35 whatsoever, were asked to complete a questionnaire, which was then used by the agencies to get a determination using CEST. There are various scenarios where experienced contractors are clearly working outside IR35, and the questionnaires clearly showed the contractors were outside IR35, but HR and the agencies returned the questionnaire to the team leads and asked them to change their answers in order to get an inside IR35 determination. Managed service providers, like Tek Systems and Waracle, have still not carried out any assessments. Despite this, all contractors at Tek Systems have been told they will definitely be declared inside IR35, and that if they're willing to go inside IR35, will be given a 12.5% cut on their day rate. Most experienced contractors are leaving to look for contracts outside IR35 or taking some time off. Some are open to taking contracts inside IR35 at other companies. Unbelievably, the bank have now declared a recruitment freeze, meaning that projects can't bring in anyone (perm, inside or outside) to replace all the contractors that are leaving. An unavoidable shambles.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Lloyds Bank
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Insurance
Contractors have no choice except leave or accept inside IR35 option with no rate increment.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: BTS
No assessments undertaken, all temporary work is classed inside and on payroll/no umberella
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
LexisNexis
Outside IR35 banned
Blanket inside. Short sighted approach.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
RELX
Outside IR35 banned
Division: LexisNexis
Blanket inside - exodus of contractors awaits. Bad communication all round
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
MS Amlin
Outside IR35 banned
Not prepared to comment.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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CIBC
Outside IR35 banned
Division: IT
Blanket Ban imposed
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Allegis Group
Outside IR35 banned
As per previous comment. Recruiter is searching for a skilled contractor for a short term (3-6 month) IT consultant engagement. Clear project deliverables and success criteria are present. Remote working, so no control exercised. But they will only accept PAYE.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Aegon UK
Outside IR35 banned
Division: AGT
Blanket ban, everyone is being treated as equal when all roles are different, no investigation completed. Will be out ASAP!
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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RBS
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Engineering Function
No PSCs post Feb 28th 2020.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Hermes
Outside IR35 banned
Division: IT
They have not announced but this is the most likely outcome from offline discussions
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Infosys
Outside IR35 banned
"Blanket decision of all contractors to inside IR35. This was also pushed by client. "
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Bank of America
Outside IR35 banned
BofA want to remain payment neutral ie no increase in rates - shafted, goodbye
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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HSBC
Outside IR35 banned
Told no contractors allowed except via umbrella. Left.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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HSBC
Outside IR35 banned
Division: GBM Equities IT
Contract on existing terms until 28/2. Then potential 13.4% reduction and remainder has to all be paid via TEKsystems’s PAYE. Blanket ruling : no individual circumstances considered.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Synamedia
Outside IR35 by exception only
Division: Cloud Team
Preferably IR35, PSC with exemption and approval
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
RBS
Outside IR35 banned
Contractors can use LTD until 28/02. After that, either PAYE or leave
Posted anonymously
2 years ago

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