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    Question Client claims to have run out of money! Where do I stand?

    I'm having an issue with one of my public sector clients I've been working with for the past 5 months, they're claiming a previous manager messed up the Purchase Order when my contract was renewed, and they've now run out of budget to pay me. It get's a little more complicated as the team I'm working with moved departments in an organisation restructure. The "new" department has all sorts of cost saving targets they have to meet, and as a result management are having an issue with the higher ups {insert generic statement on public sector bureaucracy BS here}

    My question is this, I have a 2 week notice period in my contract, the money runs out in a few days and I wanted to know who would be liable to pay out my notice period should the contract be terminated by either myself or the client. Would it be the client or Agency I'm working through?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaunchpadBS View Post
    I'm having an issue with one of my public sector clients I've been working with for the past 5 months, they're claiming a previous manager messed up the Purchase Order when my contract was renewed, and they've now run out of budget to pay me. It get's a little more complicated as the team I'm working with moved departments in an organisation restructure. The "new" department has all sorts of cost saving targets they have to meet, and as a result management are having an issue with the higher ups {insert generic statement on public sector bureaucracy BS here}

    My question is this, I have a 2 week notice period in my contract, the money runs out in a few days and I wanted to know who would be liable to pay out my notice period should the contract be terminated by either myself or the client. Would it be the client or Agency I'm working through?
    Your contract is with the agency, so you have no direct tie to the client, but somewhere in the contract with the agency there might be a clause saying you only get paid when the agency does. Have you spoken to your agent yet? Are they upto date with the payments for the invoices you have submitted or is that at risk too?

    Long story short do not get hung up on the two weeks notice period, as to be fair it means sod all these days
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    At least they were good enough to tell you.

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    Get your last invoice in, then feck off.
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    Did you opt in?

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    You can claim into 1k from your IPSE+ membership if the agency don't honour the contract under the business interruption policy so give them a ring.

    Don't be expecting to get paid for work you didn't (or won't) do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirikur View Post
    Did you opt in?
    Opted Out unfortunately, the agency almost insisted that I did, lesson learned.


    @northernladuk

    Thanks I'll look into it.

    I have spoken to the agentcy and thier line is I must resolve this with the client, typical BS, why would they work for their/my money anyway right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirikur View Post
    Did you opt in?
    You don't 'opt in'. You may 'opt out'. If you don't opt out, then you're in.

    The Agency conduct regs hokey kokey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    You can claim into 1k from your IPSE+ membership if the agency don't honour the contract under the business interruption policy so give them a ring.

    Don't be expecting to get paid for work you didn't (or won't) do.
    Does that grand go directly into your sky rocket rather than the company bank account I wonder (given that IPSE+ membership is not an allowable business expense)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudskipper View Post
    You don't 'opt in'. You may 'opt out'. If you don't opt out, then you're in.

    The Agency conduct regs hokey kokey.
    Is that what it's all about?
    “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

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