I’m not sure if it is only HMRC that is exempt – I have had a similar experience with being approached for other public sector departments. In this instance it was the Ministry of Justice.
This is what was sent by the recruitment agent acting on the MOJ’s behalf, not directly from the MOJ:
Role: Technical Major Incident Manager
Contracting Authority: MOJ TECHNOLOGY TEAM
Contract Length: 6 months
Location: 10 SC Canary Wharf, travel to Petty France on occasion
IR35: Outside IR35
This was a BAU support role that has been classified as a project. They are using this falsely applied “project” status to offer the roles to Limited Company contractors as “outside of IR35”.
Friends of mine have been bankrupted due to being retrospectively taxed when the, admittedly dubious, “loans” structure that they were operating in had the law changed to classify it as tax evasion and all possible tax backdated seven years.
I stayed away from the dubious “loans” and I’ll stay away from any government department classifying BAU support roles as projects to side-step their own IR35 rules.
Current plan if IR35 gets bulldozed in is to find a permanent role (if they step up to cover the current gap in take-home pay) or, far more likely, just to emigrate to somewhere that the salaries will cover the cost of living more effectively, which London does not – I’m 40 years old with 20 years experience in some of the biggest blue chip companies Financial Services and Financial Services IT departments – marketable skills that I can take anywhere.
This is written in connection to the article ‘IR35 HMRC Exemption‘.
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