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Permanent roles only
Permie only (shit salaries) unless you're one of the well connected old boys. and/or good mates with the senior pm. A few of these guys have been added to the approved supplier list and allowed to stay Ltd, and a few others have been passed to an external consultancy who have magically assessed them as outside IR35 (even though Cadent previously classed them as Inside).
Posted anonymously
3 months ago
End client
Ørsted UK
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Cables
Unfair decision! Answers changed to suit them! Unfair that IR35 assessors are bias towards ørsted and unfair they are deemed outside! Decision made without my company presence! Originally told outside! Umbrella company not paying my expenses or what I am owed
Posted anonymously
7 months ago
End client
Ørsted
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Offshore Manager Terminations and Testing Package
Assessment Tool use CEST They made a decision without my precence. The two people who made the decisions and Contractors of Ørsted (who of course will never be deemed inside IR35) The determination should have been made by a 3rd party. I feel sad, depressed and disheartened. They’ve given me more work to do. Contractors are leaving, work ethic has changed, atmosphere is awful, people are feeling betrayed. We work genuinely long hours but if a staff member was to do the hours we do, they’d get over time and a pat on the back!
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
End client
CAN Offshore
Outside IR35 banned
Division: NDT
Poor execution of a blanket ban, all last minute. Terrible PAYE offerers with most rates slashed. Mob fee insufficient and no offer of hotels or paid courses. Bottom line is there rates do not represent the job required.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
End client
ScottishPower
Outside IR35 banned
Division: IT
Some contractors have left. No SDS.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
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Ørsted UK
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Cables
CEST answers changed and no consultation with individuals. Blanket decisions with no respect for legislation.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
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Ørsted
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Cables
Blanket decisions. No consultation. Very very poorly managed.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
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Ørsted
Unfair IR35 assessment
Shocking attempt by Orsted to handle the IR35 transition. Assessments and decisions right up to March 31st. Blanket decision and false SDS.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
End client
Ørsted
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Ørsted
Blanket decision putting all offshore contractors inside IR35, no assessment!!
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
End client
Ørsted UK
Outside IR35 banned
Been told deemed inside IR35, currently on another project for a different company covering the same role and I'm outside IR35. New project inside IR35 wanting me to supply my own laptop pay for travel, hotel etc. To place of work other than the site address stated in contract and then claim expenses back at later date. The project itself is 28days on/off from May-Nov but the days are calculated as 5 days a week over 12 months so take home is a lot less. How this falls inside IR35 is beyond me.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
End client
Baker Hughes
Unfair IR35 assessment
Determinations are provided on a per role basis, individual circumstances are not considered. The client did not engage contractors to go through the planned process. The determinations are provided using CEST, all challenges are also to be done using CEST.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
End client
PD&MS
A true ‘head in sand’ approach or was it...... A place known in town for paying the lowest rates and for poor treatment of its staff/contractors waited until the true 11th hour before unleashing new contracts, possibly to give people no choice. The new ‘IR35 friendly’ contracts are aggressive in terms of financial risk/cost recovery and a stealth paycut, further reducing poor rates. Twenty five people have voted with their feet already. This has turned the misery of IR35 into a profit for themselves.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
End client
PD&MS
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Engineering
Grossly mismanaged process. Assessment forms sent out only a couple of weeks before April 5th deadline. Company has introduced punitive contract terms under the guise of proving ir35 compliance. Company is forcing non-resident contractors to adopt new contracts when they do not apply.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
End client
PD&MS
IR35 fairly assessed
PD&MS used IR35 Shield. Accurately assessed. Most Outside IR35. Very fair.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
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Shell
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Projects & Technology
Deeply flawed process in 2020 with appeals ignored. In 2021 Shell UK decided to work only with agency PAYE “contingent workers”. Employers NI, pension contributions and holiday accruals deducted from previous Ltd Co. Rates. The good and real contractors are gone or are going - leaving the monkeys to collect the peanuts.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
End client
Subsea 7
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Global
Apparently they are adamant on taking the easy way out. Typical "suit" mentality!
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
End client
CAN Offshore
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Inspection
Blanket banned LTD, No umbrella's, No appeal process. Technicians have been handed PAYE contract days before end of march, all techs are expected to sign new contract with poor rates of pay and CAN offshore have slashed mob fee. Every LTD tech are being forced into a contract they do not agree with, starting 1st April. Many techs are refusing to sign new PAYE contracts and wanting to leave platforms and techs are even refusing to go offshore. CAN Offshore HR / IR35 Team are not answering appeal emails. No support from CAN Offshore, lack of care for mental health.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
End client
Johnson Controls
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Oil and Gas
No SDS, automatic PSC ban and even that hasn’t been communicated very well to the agent. Already seeing difficulties sourcing temporary personnel for critical offshore service jobs. No choice but to look elsewhere.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
End client
BP
Outside IR35 banned
BP appears to have gone to a PAYE or Umbrella Only model. Role was initially advised as Inside IR35, but the absence of a SDS made me question this. Still waiting for confirmation but seems pretty clear.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
End client
Ørsted UK
Unfair IR35 assessment
Cest tool used
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
End client
Chrysaor
Outside IR35 banned
Unlawfully taking Employers NI, Apprecticeship Levy, Employers Pension Contribution. Picking up agency costs. Duplicate Assessments handed out.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
End client
Chrysaor
Outside IR35 banned
Blanket decision made - all inside.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
End client
Uniper
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: Uniper Energy UK
In 2020 Uniper approached this generically with an Inside result. An appeal was made but unfortunately never concluded due to IR35 implementation being postponed to 2021. This time around Uniper engaged with me early and asked the right questions to allow we to demonstrate my way of working was clearly Outside and they agreed with it. Well done Uniper!
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
End client
Ørsted
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Projects
Decided all PSC's would be inside IR35 without assessment.
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
End client
BP
Other
Division: Learning services
It looks like people who deliver training course for BP might be determined as outside. Forms are being filled in to go to PWC but contractors are not being asked for their input.
Posted anonymously
9 months ago

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