Unfair IR35 assessment
Initial CEST Determination on actual working practice showed Outside IR35, however this was asked to be changed by HR to show inside for the same reasons other contractors have mentioned in that apparently I am entitled to Benefits - even though I have evidenced that opted out as per my contract and that this is reported to GRi on a monthly basis.
Also told that they would reject any substitute regardless of what is in my contract and that they force me to take out employers liability insurance for my employees who may be substituted! The reasoning given is that they wouldn't be able to access the systems and security requirements?
The reasons given in the SDS are different to the CEST tool reasons that have been attached, clear that they are not reviewing these properly but just making any reason to stick by their view that everyone is inside based on the contract they have with GRi and nothing to do with individual contracts or working practices.
The appeals process does not actually look at the evidence but states that they dont care what is in my contract, what an independent IR35 specialist reviewed the contract as but they "we stand by our assessment".
Such a shame but i am leaving on that basis