JSA have been my umbrella for 11 months, every month has been paid on time, payslips are emailed and easy to understand, the support is great and always get a response to enquiries within 24 hours. No complaints from me
Initially was told of an individual assessment but nothing materialised until news spread of a blanket inside decision. As I was brought in for a project and it has an end date, an individual assessment should have deemed me outside.
It started off well, with individual role-based assessments being carried out towards the end of last year; I believe in conjunction with Qdos. Mine and other roles were deemed Outside IR35.
However, it seems like a blanket assessment has now been made (confirmed this week although rumours were spreading weeks ago). Some contracts are being extended beyond March but are being converted to Inside IR35.
From what I hear most contractors are leaving so I am sure projects will grind to a halt (the project my team is working on is a regulatory remediation project).
This is still relatively new news to most so the atmosphere is a little 'unsure' while people figure out the implications. But for those who are informed they are staying clear of continuing in the same role but converting to Inside IR35.
I saw the risk a while ago so I personally made escape plans in advance of this news.
I did hear that some roles were being continued Outside IR35 but I don't know if this is true or false.
Although I am not surprised this is the end result I do feel disappointed that Equifax seemed to start off well with their individual assessments but then went down the same route as so many other companies by seemingly applying blanket assessments.
Partnered with QDOS to assess current workforce and do a thorough and proper assessment, engaging contractors through PSC’s outside of IR35 where appropriate. Great approach
2 years ago
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