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    Default Client Security/Credit Check - IR35 Risk?

    Hi, been lurking on the site for a while.

    The client I'm currently working with are asking for everyone working on a specific project to undergo a security/credit check (not SC) and have sent the forms to both permies and contractors to complete. If I let the company run the check on me does this put me at risk of assessed as being within IR35? My contract has been reviewed and is outside of IR35. Should my Ltd. company be running the checks rather than the client?

    I have tried the search but couldn't find an answer buried in with all the SC questions.

    Any help is appreciated.
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    No, it's fine. Banks run like this but with more wider reaching checks. It's you personally that has access to sensitive information, not your company secretary or other employees. If you want to activate the right of substitution, you would have to have your substitute undergo these tests too.
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    You really need to get a better understanding of IR35 and your relationship with clients. Understand these and this type of situation (and may others) will become clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    You really need to get a better understanding of IR35 and your relationship with clients. Understand these and this type of situation (and may others) will become clear.
    Correct.

    This is no different to H&S - it's about your ability to be on site, not your working practices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonManc View Post
    Correct.

    This is no different to H&S - it's about your ability to be on site, not your working practices.
    Really? And exactly how does the results of a credit check against your Ltd. affect your ability to be onsite?

    Health & safety, I can understand, but not a credit check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    Really? And exactly how does the results of a credit check against your Ltd. affect your ability to be onsite?

    Health & safety, I can understand, but not a credit check.
    If you read the OP properly, you'll see that it's a credit check against individuals....
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    Really? And exactly how does the results of a credit check against your Ltd. affect your ability to be onsite?

    Health & safety, I can understand, but not a credit check.
    Part of financial regulation is individuals need to be checked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    Really? And exactly how does the results of a credit check against your Ltd. affect your ability to be onsite?

    Health & safety, I can understand, but not a credit check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonManc View Post
    If you read the OP properly, you'll see that it's a credit check against individuals....
    Um.. Ok... My bad...

    Still, even if the credit check is against the individual, I don't see how that makes a difference. Do you owe the client loads of money that you're likely to default on?

    I'd agree to the credit check against me, so long as I could run credit checks against each and every member of the board of directors of the client co. What's good for the goose etc. If they refuse, I'd tell them to jog on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    Um.. Ok... My bad...

    Still, even if the credit check is against the individual, I don't see how that makes a difference. Do you owe the client loads of money that you're likely to default on?

    I'd agree to the credit check against me, so long as I could run credit checks against each and every member of the board of directors of the client co. What's good for the goose etc. If they refuse, I'd tell them to jog on.
    It's because you'll have access to their financial systems.

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