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Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: EPR Project
By default all roles now inside IR35. Must use umbrella (no PAYE option unless agency prepared to administer this). No holiday pay, sick pay, special leave etc. Once all this taken into account contractors are worse off than perm. Rates about third lower than before IR35 & managers obsessed with getting cheapest contractors. Many scandals in NHS with data wrongly handled (eg track /trace etc). Most contractors now former supermarket shelf stackers or receptionists with poor IT skills but "cheap".
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: It projects
project continuity terrible as contractors leave on one weeks notice. Only thing HR can provide program managers is FTC which only attracts temps. Shame they can't form contracts for PSC any more to get their projects complete.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Locum Haematology
I am frustrating when I cannot stop working even being sick my child and no holiday no right tax calculation when I can have a shrt period work few months in a year have job but without counting my annual earning for each week of my work taken 45% in sdvance and I should pay for accommodation and travelling from my part too? So how can I continue this fragile situation as no right to defend myself if hospital want to end my contract without notice as financial shortage happened and they are not able pay locums suddenly. So this need to be reviewed what about our rights? IR35 was disastrous decision for patients care as you killed enthusiasts in NHS workers.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Psychiatry
No assessment provided. "Take it litre leave it" scenario. The NHS is petrified by HMRC enough to blanket apply ir35 to all. Highly unfair and against my right to determine how i earn my wage within the legal framework in the UK. How can i be in payroll, yet not have the same rights as a permanent worker? Being the sole earner in my family, i pay 45% tax with no tax relief that i could have got if my wife's tax was considered. Before a friend of mine left the UK to Australia, i was warned to get out as this country is sadly heading for a race to the bottom, where retaining doctors is concerned. 3 years on and whatever 'benefit of the doubt' i had had evaporated, now am fearing his statement was true.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Anaesthetics
Take high tax without providing fair assessment and in PAYE no benefits just higher tax.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: surgery
IR35 is fraud
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
One word only: TERRIBLE No IR35 assessment Blanket everybody inside IR35 due to fear from HMRC. The latter seems to to be the new Law making organisation, to make sure that everybody pays the maximum amount of tax possible, even if this not legal. I am out of NHS and out of UK. Let all pray for those who stay and let all pray they don't need urgent care... NHS relies on temporary workers/contractors, as nobody wants to be permanent due to appalling work and pay conditions...nevertheless NHS was one of the first to blanket temporary contractors inside IR35. So "chopping the hand" that helps them for so many years. I'm out God bless all those brave(?!) who stayed
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Surgery
Unfair, undemocratic, illegal abuse of basic human rights for tax purposes
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Medicine/Surgery/Nursing/AHPs/
NHS is a lawless wild west despite the successful Judicial Review by the IHPA forcing NHS Improvement to concede what fair practice is. This is due to HMRC's IR35 lead explicitly telling NHS trusts to blanket assess workers on the basis of roles, often by their thousands. I left the country to work elsewhere. This has caused financial hardship to many and SEVERELY damaged faith in the Rule of Law in the UK
Posted anonymously
2 years ago

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