Which is why the 24 mths max contract with 6 mths gap makes sense. I get none of the perks that Permies get, no invites to the company BBQ (sometimes that can be a good thing), no holiday, forced furlough, no sickpay and no wonderful 'career advancement'.True, but it’s a way to end rackets like making a Council Manager aged 55 ‘redundant’, giving him £550,000 in cash as a ‘redundancy’ payment, and then reemploying him on the Monday in exactly the same job as a ‘contractor’ until he retires in 5 years. Win-win for him, taxpayer royally ripped off. It’s become an accepted Spanish practice across local authorities in particular.
I see a lot of people these days who are with a firm so long as their sole ‘contract’, people think they are permanent staff which in reality they really are. Most ‘contractors’ Really aren’t, and a lot of people use IR35 to avoid tax with the connivance of their employer who keeps the seat warm until Monday. NHS has a lot of admin staff playing that racket.
Instead I get pots of lovely cash....which is the only reason I would ever turn up to work anyway. All the rest of the supposed perks are total garbage. I want money, as much as I can get, so I can spend it on things I want or things that please me.
I have been on this contract for 13 mths now and I will be on to another contract in 7-8 mths time. Even if they tried to extend me, I would be out, as my expenses percentage gets reduced due to IR35 so I lose money.
The changes being made to IR35 in April are wrong and will hopefully be stopped or heavily altered.