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    wow 660 replies.

    Just going through documents from agency for an inside IR35 contract and came across the out out document to either sign or disregard. Agency handles (I think) all employment by the client so unlikely they will do something the client is not aware of or instigated.

    Just gone through the last 10 pages and I am still confused.

    In summary, Don't sign opt-out form and see if agency tries to force me?


    Last edited by css_jay99; 29 April 2022, 19:02.

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      The opt out was designed to add financial risk to show you were utterly outside(WTT today referenced it as a 4th pillar in determining status but i wouldn’t go that far)

      however for an inside contract you (and sane umbrellas) would prefer that agencies had to pay even if the end client doesn’t

      so my advice would be to not opt out (oh I can see an argument coming when people discover what’s about to happen)
      merely at clientco for the entertainment

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        Originally posted by eek View Post
        The opt out was designed to add financial risk to show you were utterly outside(WTT today referenced it as a 4th pillar in determining status but i wouldn’t go that far)

        however for an inside contract you (and sane umbrellas) would prefer that agencies had to pay even if the end client doesn’t

        so my advice would be to not opt out (oh I can see an argument coming when people discover what’s about to happen)

        I excluded the out-out form.

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          Another agency trying to force me to opt -out, I haven't opted out for the last 10 years and they claim (like all agencies) they never had a contractor who did not want to opt-out, to which I said I don't believe you, they even wrote this in the contract:

          If the company contractor and its consultant do not opt out of the Conduct Regulations, this may be deemed to compromise their tax status under
          IR35, i.e. it may increase the chances of an assignment falling within IR35. This is for the following reasons:
          o the Conduct Regulations provide quasi-employment protection to contractors; and
          o the Conduct Regulations state that the services provided by <ABC Agency> are to find assignments where the contractor acts for
          and "under the control" of the client. The concept of "control" is an employment indicator. When assessing whether or not an assignment
          falls within IR35, HM Revenue & Customs looks for employment indicators.

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            Originally posted by Eirikur View Post
            Another agency trying to force me to opt -out, I haven't opted out for the last 10 years and they claim (like all agencies) they never had a contractor who did not want to opt-out, to which I said I don't believe you, they even wrote this in the contract:

            If the company contractor and its consultant do not opt out of the Conduct Regulations, this may be deemed to compromise their tax status under
            IR35, i.e. it may increase the chances of an assignment falling within IR35. This is for the following reasons:
            o the Conduct Regulations provide quasi-employment protection to contractors; and
            o the Conduct Regulations state that the services provided by are to find assignments where the contractor acts for
            and "under the control" of the client. The concept of "control" is an employment indicator. When assessing whether or not an assignment
            falls within IR35, HM Revenue & Customs looks for employment indicators.
            That gibberish is in the contract?
            merely at clientco for the entertainment

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              Originally posted by eek View Post

              That gibberish is in the contract?
              Yes I found it quite unbelievable as well

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                Originally posted by Eirikur View Post
                Another agency trying to force me to opt -out, I haven't opted out for the last 10 years and they claim (like all agencies) they never had a contractor who did not want to opt-out, to which I said I don't believe you, they even wrote this in the contract:

                If the company contractor and its consultant do not opt out of the Conduct Regulations, this may be deemed to compromise their tax status under
                IR35, i.e. it may increase the chances of an assignment falling within IR35. This is for the following reasons:
                o the Conduct Regulations provide quasi-employment protection to contractors; and
                o the Conduct Regulations state that the services provided by are to find assignments where the contractor acts for
                and "under the control" of the client. The concept of "control" is an employment indicator. When assessing whether or not an assignment
                falls within IR35, HM Revenue & Customs looks for employment indicators.


                "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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                  Now being asked by one agency to opt out of 2003 regs for Inside work ("because the client has asked that we don't put anyone forward who hasn't so that they don't start demanding employee rights") - is this a thing anyone's encountered?

                  Or is agency just trying to make sure they're don't have a duty to pay contractors and have restrictive covenants etc. as before?

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                    Originally posted by PerfectStorm View Post
                    Now being asked by one agency to opt out of 2003 regs for Inside work ("because the client has asked that we don't put anyone forward who hasn't so that they don't start demanding employee rights") - is this a thing anyone's encountered?

                    Or is agency just trying to make sure they're don't have a duty to pay contractors and have restrictive covenants etc. as before?
                    It doesn't make any sense for them to ask you to do that that as you are controlled by the end client otherwise you wouldn't be working inside IR35.

                    It only makes sense for the umbrella or the agency side who are doing your pay roll to sign it.
                    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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                      Originally posted by PerfectStorm View Post
                      Now being asked by one agency to opt out of 2003 regs for Inside work ("because the client has asked that we don't put anyone forward who hasn't so that they don't start demanding employee rights") - is this a thing anyone's encountered?

                      Or is agency just trying to make sure they're don't have a duty to pay contractors and have restrictive covenants etc. as before?
                      Before or after being introduced to the client?

                      merely at clientco for the entertainment

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