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Capita

Blanket ban

Outside IR35 banned
Division: Capita for TfL
Capita are not engaging contractors via Limited Companies with a blanket ban, no assessment, not offering PAYE, and are quoting an all in rate that includes Employer NI, and forcing use of umbrellas of their selection via a PSL. I found another contract outside IR35 and left mid contract, which I’ve never done before but a lack of business partnership goes both ways.
Posted anonymously
1 month ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: IT
Agent advertised the role as Inside IR35, then when client made me an offer, said there was a PSC ban in place, the client will only engage via Umbrella. No SDS as not required when engagement is via Umbrella. Recruitment consultant could not answer the simple question of who in the supply chain will be paying the Employer NIC's and Apprentice Levy. When I pointed out that the Umbrella would be my employer, and therefore they can only deduct employee NICs and PAYE Tax, I again asked would the end client, the agency or Umbrella pay the NIC's - pretty much stunned silence. Requested a Key Information document from the agency, again - tried fobbing my off. Freshfields, as a law company, are probably blissfully unaware of just how poor their engaged agency are acting - and thus will be loosing talented candidates. Honestly, what are Freshfields gaining by paying an agency and forcing the contractor to use a brolly? No value whatsoever. Really don't understand why they don't just put the hired candidate on their own payroll, and just advertise directly.
Posted anonymously
4 months ago
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SQCP
Other
Sorry to hear about your experience with SQCP. They owed my nearly £80K last year and messed me about so much I was forced to take legal action against them. They paid me eventually but I suspected they were in trouble a year ago.
Posted anonymously
6 months ago
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SQCP
Terminated due to CV19
Sorry to hear about your experience with SQCP. They owed my nearly £80K last year and messed me about so much I was forced to take legal action against them. They paid me eventually but I suspected they were in trouble a year ago.
Posted anonymously
6 months ago
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Deloitte
Outside IR35 banned
No ltd
Posted anonymously
7 months ago
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SQCP
Other
SQ computer personel havent paid invoices to many contractors who have provided IT services on their behalf to clients. And the dishonest directors have now filed for liquidation leaving no prospect of getting invoices paid. This is the risk we contractors have to put up with. I personally havent been paid over 10k worth of invoices pending since last year, feeling very sad..
Posted anonymously
7 months ago
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Deloitte
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Tax
Yep. Blanket ban on outside ir35 contracts. Quit in march.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Retail technology
Forced to use an umbrella from FCSA list only. No negotiations, worse still no assessment of in or out of ir35 even when I asked for one. Not happy, but I don't leave clients I have a great reputation. I am disappointed last year they said I was outside ir35 and now turned it on its head with a blanket ban. Its fair enough they increased my rate however they then forced me through an fcsa approved umbrella which have had alot of bad press.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
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KPMG UK
Unfair IR35 assessment
I have seen an internal email from the “Risk” team telling all hiring managers that the firm wants contractors to be Supervised, Directed and Controlled. The email then goes on to say, therefore, everyone is inside IR35. I have also seen the “questionnaire” hiring managers were asked to fill, a very poor misleading version of CEST tool. And based on above point you are automatically have SDC applied. Hey presto you are inside IR I heard they will use Linklaters as a 2nd or final opinion. But this is all a farce as in the background the hiring managers are told the firm doesn’t want to take the risk of outside IR35 contracts. I was given a very weak determination, I had a great appeal, but when I spoke to the IR35 review team they said 0.01% of contractors are outside. KPMG are pretending to be fair, but in moving the goalposts to suit them.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
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Deloitte
Outside IR35 banned
Unfair classification total ban. Taking a different project
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
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Deloitte
Outside IR35 banned
Total ban. Sloppy treatment with no. Assessment whatsoever
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
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Deloitte
Blanket ir35. No chance to dispute
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: IT
Great experience - very well managed and fairly assessed via an independent assessment with QDos.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
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Deloitte
Outside IR35 banned
No discussion, blanket ban and you choose from two pre selected brollies. Resigning.
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
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Deloitte
Outside IR35 banned
Ironic to think that Deloitte sells advise around IR35 determination to clients when they themselves didn’t undertake assessments but chose to blanket ban all contractors. A total farce
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
IR35 fairly assessed
Vast improvement in approach from 2020
Posted anonymously
8 months ago
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Deloitte
Outside IR35 banned
No assessment at all blanket ban and no right while driving hard rates
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
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Deloitte
Outside IR35 banned
Unfair unjust and arrogant treatment of contractors
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
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Deloitte
Outside IR35 banned
No assessment, automatically deemed inside blanket treatment and unfair process by supposed market advisers
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
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Deloitte
Outside IR35 banned
Shocking decision, port treatment every one inside regardless
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
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Deloitte
Outside IR35 banned
No tool, no discussion. Inside contract with no benefits and no rights
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
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Deloitte
Outside IR35 banned
No assessment, all deemed inside whether it goes ahead or not. Very poor job and treatment
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
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Deloitte
Outside IR35 banned
Total ban
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
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KPMG UK
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Consulting
Very frustrated today to be told that I have until Monday 8th March to decide whether I will accept the RS PAYE solution or an Umbrella company when I was told I was inside on Monday this week. Very frustrated as they are just hitting me with the 20% hit in my pay regardless of the fact that I have earned them a cool million in profit over the last 5 years. Just not acceptable as they are advisors to clients and have had an extra year to figure this out property and cannot be bothered. Watch me vote with my feet even if it takes me months to get another role.
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
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Deloitte
Outside IR35 banned
Got an inside contract issued. It didn’t state you could challenge it and it was done by them to us no assessment took place. They decided you are inside and no rate rise. A very badly managed process and communications. Not a fair treatment of people who actually do not have permanent rights but not allowed to contract either.
Posted anonymously
9 months ago

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