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Outside IR35 banned
Blanket Ban on all PSC / LTD Co Contractors - NO assessments made ! Due to the reform, Vodafone have confirmed that from 6 April 2021 they will no longer engage with individuals providing their services via Personal Services Companies; Vodafone will only engage with PAYE or Umbrella workers. Very difficult decision to be made by any interim headcount, given the current contract market & impact of covid within the professional services arena.......
Posted anonymously
1 year ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Group wide in UK
Blanket PSC ban from April 2021 - all contractors to go PAYE.
Posted anonymously
1 year ago
Outside IR35 banned
Unlike other or rather than waiting till Marc2021, vodafone has issued a blanket ban on PSC ,
Posted anonymously
1 year ago
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: Group Technology
Classic contract, no real hassles other than Lorien contracts notated to Hays from 3rd October 2020. COVID-secure remote working. Can’t complain. No idea what might happen from April 2021 though.
Posted anonymously
1 year ago
Other
A new contract was offered and increased to reflect IR35 derisking position. Contracts from Q4 onwards reflect an increase based on the IR35 position. If your umbrella position is significantly worse, you'll need to ask your agency.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
IR35 u-turn made
Division: Vodafone UK
Complete U turn by Vodafone who originally stated that the policy change was nothing to do with IR35. However, they are now insisting on new contracts being capped at £600pd to Lorien, and all contractors must report through them. Complete state of turmoil.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
IR35 u-turn made
Division: Project Management
All contractors were placed with IR35 by the end of February. Communication has just come from Lorien stating they are deferring. “This will apply until Vodafone work towards the changes required for the future legislative change planned for April 2021.” “Therefore if you wish to change your engagement from PAYE contract to PSC please email us at..”
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
What is the status with Vodafone after the changes to the IR35 deferral
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
The PSC ban was advised by a recruiter who regularly provide contractors to Vodafone. I have worked with Vodafone Group on several occasions in the past, but there are no prospects of new contract work there in the near-term.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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
Outside IR35 banned
Division: UK Retail
Issued formal document stating a full ban on PSCs AMD directing people to PAYE via their pet agency.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Vodafone Business
Blanket ban of PSCs and asking contractors to go PAYE at end of February instead of end of financial year messes up income and tax planning for most contractors. It surely implies or indicates to HMRC a move from outside to inside IR35 and thus opens up contractors to potential investigation and retrospective tax assessment.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Blanket Ban of PSC. Many contractors choose to leave.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Presales Customer Solutions
Despite working via an SDS/Work Package and 'outside of IR35' for the past 4 months already (Underwritten by Xpertise injunction with Qdos) - Hiring Manager wants to extend past end of Feb, initially into end of March and then beyond. Vodafone will not support the request. 3 of us leave in 2 weeks. Internal project stops and the true value that would start in the 2nd phase does not happen. 3 of us working on the project (internal) have gone over and above helping hiring manager get over this hurdle, but Vodafone will not change their stance. All Contractors being put in the same bucket and treated as 'agency' staff. Disgraceful.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: Group security
Blanket ban with no exemption. It will have a major impact as the most skilled workers are contractors whom they highly depend on
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: VODAFONE Business
Irrespective if a contractor is inside or outside a blanket approach is used to term all contractors as inside and all the liability of employers NI and tax is as well passed on to the contractors. No communication from Vodafone but the agency and you cannot challenge the decision either suck it or leave.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: VF Group Shared Services
No formal communication to the contractor, it has al been hearsay so far. NO contact from HR or from VPC who manage the finances. No clear position or written statement from VF line managers. The overall impression is that this has been very poorly managed.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: VF Group
No option given
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
I can understand why, with the rules from HMRC being what they are, but Vodafone are taking the safe approach of just making everyone in scope. Very frustrating. Many will end up paying more tax for no benefit, plus adding to the profits of an umbrella company.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Digital
HMRC fault, no comeback on end clients for blanket decision because they can't be bothered to review all engagements. Only if they make the wrong decision do they take on the risk or payment liability. So from their side it's a no brainer. For the contractor and small business it is damaging their income and business.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Group
Bogus when half their will force is contractors
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Vodaone Cloud & Hosting
Incredibly lazy HR led decision. Poorly communicated. Typical HR morons. But an opportunity for Vodas competitors to take an early mature approach to retain consultant services of contract resource and capitalise on the impact this resourcing gap will cause to Vodafones customer and partner programmes.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Digital
Vodafone has decided to ban all limited company contractors from 28 Feb.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Official statement from Vodafone: Vodafone believes its obligation, and that of all of its suppliers, is to pay the amount of tax legally due in any territory, in accordance with the rules set out by governments. Following the extension of IR35 to the private sector, in order to provide certainty to our business and ensure that we are compliant with the revised legislation, Vodafone has concluded that where we are engaging contractor resource to supplement our employee workforce, we will only do so via methods where PAYE is operated. We have made this decision following a thorough review of the current contractor base, appropriate advice and consultation.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
All inside IR35. PAYE or 1 of 4 approved umbrellas only.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago

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