Unfair IR35 assessment
Blanket assessment, no contact with agency to view contract, no contact with department to assess ways of working, no explanation of how the assessment was completed. All contractors working for this "brand" have been deemed inside.
Deemed inside by 1) MOO, 2) Control & 3) Substitution
Projects will be impacted when contractors leave, we provide a lot of expertise and some projects are due after this current contract ends. I won't be renewing if I'm deemed inside IR35.
My own assessment using CEST showed me as outside, other contractors also reached the same result.
The atmosphere among the contractors is ... muted, moral is down & motivation has followed suit, personally I'm not surprised by the assessment though I am a little cross it's been left till so close to the deadline to be informed.