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Nice But Dim
Bit of a turn around from the events at the UKHO (MoD agency) which issued a blanket decree that all contractors were inside and say most of the subsequently leave.
"Being nice costs nothing and sometimes gets you extra bacon" - Pondlife.
“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.”
― Marcus Aurelius
it drives them stupid then they offend people then they leave...
Fingers like lightning
Interesting, as the MoD was one of the departments that was fined for non compliance, so you'd expect them to be extra risk adverse.
Where there's tea, there's hope - Pinero
Of course, you'll still get those who dont even bother getting their contract reviewed but if its just a case of getting a QDOS review up front then a lot of people will be safe.
Rhyddid i lofnod psychocandy!!!!
Just the start I'm guessing .
What a lovely clusterfeck, as predicted, this is turning out to be.
Really is turning out much better than expected..
I am not quite so sure of the optimism. The letter actually states that one of the evidence criteria is:
A contract review showing that you are outside the IR35 intermediaries legislaton and would not be deemed an employee if you had a contract directly with the MOD rather than through an intermediary. An HMRC Contract Review is preferred, but one from a competent person or organisation is acceptable (eg a tax accountant or advisor in a reputable company). ......
So far so good?....now the sting....
Please note that it is unlikely that we would consider a Contract Review to be be adequate assurance where your placement in the MOD is effectively "manpower substitution" (eg you have been provided under the Ccrown Commercial Service Contract Labour One framworks). Ie through Capita!
The threat is the same as the Hydrographic office.... instant contract termination and HMRC notificaton.