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Urenco
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: Projects
Assessment done by Urenco & EY with detailed input and questionnaire by me. EY provided a report to me with a score showing my role was outside. Further review actually lowered the score, moving the role to even more securely “out”. EY and Urenco happy to have feedback and review their assessment. Morson were not involved on the process at all. Very impressed, wish more clients were like this.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Jacobs
Jacobs brought a total ban on PSC's from 1st February 2021 for all nuclear work. Puppets of Sellafield !
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Sellafield Ltd.
Sellafield Ltd. live up to their bullying and harassing reputation publicised in the national press last week www. bbc. co. uk/news/uk-56011909, by forcing unfair blanket determinations on contractors. Whole business units determined in scope of IR35, reasonable care clearly not taken, utter disregard of the law and contempt for workers. Contractors leaving safety critical jobs by the day. Fed up of being abused and harassed by Sellafield, morale at site at all time low. Shameful.
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Decommissioning
told to pay 50% fee for 3rd party SDS or automatically inside IR35. Transferring assessment responsibility from Client. Responsible role for safety of work force. Discriminatory legislation and highly biased against legitimate companies. Reintroduction of slave labour.
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
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AWE
IR35 fairly assessed
Agency advised most have been put outside IR35, however some have been ruled inside even within same department, indicating it's been done on an individual basis. Company is generally trying to reduce contractors, but that's more a business strategy decision than IR35 as far as I can tell.
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
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Urenco
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: UUK
Found to be outside IR35 which is a correct determination for me because I have own lab premises to do the work. I also am buying my own test gear for theirs and other projects through company funds and business loans.
Posted anonymously
10 months ago
Unfair IR35 assessment
Similarly to last year, Cavendish have selected CEST responses to guarantee an inside IR35 determination. No recognition of working practices or consultation before or during the assessment. Cavendish's acknowledge to a challenge states that they won't even review the challenge until after 6th April. A blanket ban in all but name and a message to contractors to take it or leave it.
Posted anonymously
10 months ago
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: CAVENDISH
Blanket ban! HR have manipulated CEST answers to ensure all roles are deemed inside IR35 and over turned line managers CEST assessments. Appeals take 45 days and the process will not begin until 6th April 2021. Notices submitted on mass
Posted anonymously
10 months ago
Unfair IR35 assessment
Arrogant attitude from management. Have admitted that appeals will be rejected out of hand. Management think people will roll over as roles are scarce.
Posted anonymously
10 months ago
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Radwise
Unfair IR35 assessment
Blanket Inside IR35 assessment for all contractors. No individual assessments. No discussion.
Posted anonymously
1 year ago
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Nuclear decommissioning
It has been communicated that Cavendish Nuclear are preparing to shove all of their contractors on mass in scope AGAIN. The 12 month postponement was merely a delay to the inevitable. As expected, unfair assessments, frigged/incorrect answers to CEST determination questions to push you inside, no appeal process. Unfair & unprofessional. I hope all PSCs take note and get themselves fixed up elsewhere like I have. I predict a future struggle to attract resource to Cavendish Nuclear, and knock on project delivery difficulties - all of their own making!
Posted anonymously
1 year ago
Other
With the IR35 u-turn and how they adapted and helped contractors was great to see. Even supporting them into new roles to work from home where possible.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
IR35 u-turn made
Decision to defer as per government stance. Also offering “sick pay” to contractors who self isolate for Covid-19
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
NUVIA
IR35 u-turn made
BAU
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Assystem
Unfair IR35 assessment
I was not advised of what assessment tool was employed and have not seen evidence of the assessment over and above the letter that was issued. I appealed and received a swift rejection. It basically agreed that the current contract is outside but beyond April 6th the contract that will be employed will be inside of determination due to changes that will be imposed. complete white wash. No evidence of individual assessment, confirmation that the end user "their words" has made a role based assessments which have been cascaded down. projects are being impacted, contractors are leaving where they can and where not are being forced into umbrella engagements. atmosphere is very poor/low. Feeling like a victim of a great injustice.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Engineering
Pay for a 3rd party assessment or they will blanket determine you in. Only giving determination at the end of March, same time as most PSC contract termination / renewal dates.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Urenco
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: UUK Projects
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Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Assystem
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Energy and Infrastructure
Although we have a very strong contract, assessed by Qdos everyone from what I've seen, has received a blanket determination of 'inside'. They stated that everyone has been individually assessed even though the determination document had no worker's names or company's name attached. Several of the lads even had the same reference number on the letter! Have sent my appeal in but don't hold out any hope. Umbrella is inevitable it seems.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Nuclear
CEST Assessments are flawed as managers manipulated the answers to provide an inside determination (as instructed) and have said they will not accept any challenges ( just got mine back and I’m still inside, surprise, surprise), 100% blanket assessment. The project I am on is being impacted now as contractors are already leaving/retiring early. I am feeling very let down and I will be leaving ASAP.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Nuclear
Flawed assesments. Assesors coached and given 'guidance' to produce inside IR35 results. Challenges rejected out of hand. Morale terrible. People leaving. Huge and very important project impacted
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: X
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Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Engineering Design
Client is a PSBO and uses Role based CEST assessments, with predetermined outcomes. Proforma letter with individual name giving employment status provided on request. Hard to say if contractors are actively leaving, or being let go as part of a continuous 'role reduction process' which has significantly reduced contractor numbers. With most contractors seemingly over 50, many are considering early retirement. The general feeling is one of uncertainty and disproportionate unfairness that Labours' IR35 should even exist, let alone be made worse by the Cons. I feel resigned to suffer being trapped in this zero rights - high tax situation for a few years and retire.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
AWE
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: Confidential
Client has been very good in terms of preparing compared to the horror stories I have heard in other sectors and other companies. It is a relief and I hope other companies can learn from this organisation; if you require skilled professionals and respect their skillsets and expertise you will invest in taking the time to make sure true consultant engagements remain open, available and attractive - Well Done!
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Unfair IR35 assessment
Managers assessing roles have been given guidance on how to answer each question of the CEST tool in order to produce an inside result, regardless of the working practices, and there is very little hope in appeals.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Assystem
I was advised that SDS would be issued in January and still nothing. In the interim time that has passed i have not been contacted once to ask me any specific questions about delivery of my role and engagement and I fail to see how a fair assessment can be arrived at without this when i have very little direct contact with anyone from the client and no supervision at all. The entire situation is very unnerving with no indication of what the outcome will be, what I may need to do or any arrangements that i may need to make once a SDS is returned. Details like if captured inside what will be the engagement route, how expenses will be handled, if umbrella companies are to be used?????? All questions and no answers......
Posted anonymously
2 years ago

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