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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    So why do we have notice periods at all then?
    We shouldn't really. Instant notice would be better for IR35 but it's understandable a client needs a notice period from a contractor just because of the nature of the supplier/client relationship. It is also there so it can be used properly... just other clauses can overturn it. On the whole more clients will honour notice than not IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    So why do we have notice periods at all then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    excellent question.
    although i have, in the past, been paid for notice periods i didn't have to work, when projects were canned.
    that was just goodwill by the banks though.
    there's no legal challenge.
    I can top that

    Offered role at HSBC was going through lengthy onboarding period, project got canned before I stated or signed a contract and they paid me 20days top rate money - I had not even handed my notice in at my current client (as was making sure onboarding was complete 1st) - when agent called me up to tell me it was canned, I was doing a dance round the office

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    well whoop de doo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    So why do we have notice periods at all then?
    It is an interesting one. I suspect it's because many B2B contracts have a notice period as there would generally need to be a run down period when terminating a business engagement. However, most contracts (note I didn't say all, before someone comes up with some highly specific edge case they heard from a friend's nephew's aunt) have no need for that and the presence of a notice period is a bit like why do we still have an appendix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    It is an interesting one. I suspect it's because many B2B contracts have a notice period as there would generally need to be a run down period when terminating a business engagement. However, most contracts (note I didn't say all, before someone comes up with some highly specific edge case they heard from a friend's nephew's aunt) have no need for that and the presence of a notice period is a bit like why do we still have an appendix?
    Look at it from the clients side - you don't want people disappearing immediately at the drop of a hat - you want notice to at least get some form of handover organised.

    The notice period is a 2 way version of that - it ensures the client gets a handover if the contractor wants to leave and doesn't really cost an organised company anything - the only companies I get annoyed about leaving is when the notice is non-existent and the client had known in advance the budget would run out in a months time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    Look at it from the clients side - you don't want people disappearing immediately at the drop of a hat - you want notice to at least get some form of handover organised.

    The notice period is a 2 way version of that - it ensures the client gets a handover if the contractor wants to leave and doesn't really cost an organised company anything - the only companies I get annoyed about leaving is when the notice is non-existent and the client had known in advance the budget would run out in a months time.
    I was thinking of notice to the contractor, rather than notice from, as the discussion had been around client/agency notice periods not being worth the paper they're printed on.

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