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    Quote Originally Posted by escapeUK View Post
    Is that really your argument, that we can discriminate on employment rights, because people can choose to work elsewhere? Sorry but back in the real world, that's not how the legal framework of this country works or probably any country.
    A contractor is someone who chooses which contracts to take on and which to reject - based on what they should consider is good business sense.
    If you’re wanting to stay working for one company for a few years, doing very similar things to the employees, then you’re not really contracting.
    That’s the real world for real contractors.

    ...but your posts make it seem that you’re not wanting to be a real contractor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by escapeUK View Post
    Is it ever too late to speak out against injustice?

    I think its too late in your mind as I defeated your arguments with industry quotes confirming my point. haha
    The only injustice here would be if people like you got your way and there was a denial that a thing called contracting existed in any form.

    Not sure why people that have this very problem don’t just get a perm job. I suspect it is down to earning more than perms in a day rate but then wanting more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by escapeUK View Post
    I wouldn't know. But denying people rights granted in law usually is illegal.

    I'll quote it again, since you probably replied after I added it.

    As a result, contractors and freelancers are being forced into "zero rights employment", where they will be taxed as permanent employees, but not receive any of the standard benefits.

    That's from the letter handed in last week. So tell me, is zero rights employment legal or illegal?
    Zero hours contracts have existed for a long time too and don't exactly come with an abundance of rights either. Are going to champion the cause of the deliveroo driver / Hermes courier, etc. too?

    No-one is saying it's unfair but unfair does not mean illegal.

    Contractors choose to forego employment rights because they're happy to make their own arrangements and the rate usually compensates for that. It has always been that benefits and tax are separate and this change in who determines your status doesn't change that in the slightest.

    IR35 hasn't changed - who determines your status has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Good luck after you leave your current client then.....
    2nd time ever nluk is right.

    Stroll into next client and say "you can't tell me I can't WFH" and I can GUARANTEE you won't last long....
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    Quote Originally Posted by escapeUK View Post
    I've been enjoying a few years off, but back with a new exciting contract. So just getting back up to speed with everything.

    Why would anyone accept an inside IR35 job, in other words you are an employee of the company, but with no rights of employment. Why?? And perhaps a bigger question, how is that even slightly legal, and why hasn't it been challenged and laughed out of the court? None of the perks of being a contractor and none of the benefits of being an employee. Wow. Just wow.



    NLUK how are you still here all these years later saying the exact same things? Don't you get bored?
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    Quote Originally Posted by escapeUK View Post
    I wouldn't know. But denying people rights granted in law usually is illegal.

    I'll quote it again, since you probably replied after I added it.

    As a result, contractors and freelancers are being forced into "zero rights employment", where they will be taxed as permanent employees, but not receive any of the standard benefits.

    That's from the letter handed in last week. So tell me, is zero rights employment legal or illegal?
    OK. Im inside IR35 via umbrella. I get taxed like the permies do. I have no rights, sick pay or holiday pay etc.

    I do get 3x what they get paid though. Up to me to decide if its worth it or not surely?
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    OK. Im inside IR35 via umbrella. I get taxed like the permies do. I have no rights, sick pay or holiday pay etc.

    I do get 3x what they get paid though. Up to me to decide if its worth it or not surely?
    You do get holiday pay, and I'd guess sick... And you have some rights from the brolly.. So not strictly true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    You do get holiday pay, and I'd guess sick... And you have some rights from the brolly.. So not strictly true.
    Well not really holiday pay. They lump it all into the weekly pay. They don't pay you if you't work sick or otherwise.

    I guess you could get SSP though.

    Not many rights.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    Well not really holiday pay. They lump it all into the weekly pay. They don't pay you if you't work sick or otherwise.

    I guess you could get SSP though.

    Not many rights.....
    So what you are mixing up it's rights and benefits. All permies pay for their holidays in the long run. CSC did a thing many years ago with a flex options offering. They gave you your wage gross and you picked your benefits from a catalogue. What happened is people saw their wage double, happy days, but didn't realise they then had to buy all the benefits they got before, pension, holidays, insurances etc and lo and behold when they bought the same holidays, pension their wage went back to what it was before. As you can imagine it had the feckless absolutely wailing as they thought they could get their money gross.

    Permies pay for their holidays as well, they just get a wage net of it. The fact you see how much your holiday pay costs you in brolly is the difference.
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