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    Default Working from home as a contractor during a pandemic

    My current client(inside IR35 via umbrella) are still reviewing their policy of no contractor working remotely.

    That’s big of them. Let’s hope I don’t get a cough in the next few weeks whilst they procrastinate, else its self-quarintine for me on no pay. Meanwhile, half the permies are coughing their guts out all over me >.<.

    Dark times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BABABlackSheep View Post
    My current client(inside IR35 via umbrella) are still reviewing their policy of no contractor working remotely.

    That’s big of them. Let’s hope I don’t get a cough in the next few weeks whilst they procrastinate, else its self-quarintine for me on no pay. Meanwhile, half the permies are coughing their guts out all over me >.<.

    Dark times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofTarbera View Post
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    Sure.

    Got to warn you though, due to the toilet roll shortage, I’m using notes to sneeze on, and then wipe my bottom.

    Drop me your address

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    My client has made home working mandatory for all workers, except those critical to the business. That'll be until 4th April. To start with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BABABlackSheep View Post
    My current client(inside IR35 via umbrella) are still reviewing their policy of no contractor working remotely.

    That’s big of them. Let’s hope I don’t get a cough in the next few weeks whilst they procrastinate, else its self-quarintine for me on no pay. Meanwhile, half the permies are coughing their guts out all over me >.<.

    Dark times.
    If you are inside IR35 you are part and parcel of the organisation so they should not treat you differently from the permies.

    oh sorry I forgot that inside IR35 means "no mans land"
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    I started a project last year and there was a short break until now so have to go onsite Wednesday until end of April for around 2 days a week. All hotels are booked but the German government have just announced that restaurants all need to shut at 18:00 now (where I'm going also has the most cases so they're even stricter) so food might be difficult. I know that the company has some kind of rota in operation so not too many staff onsite but so far, they've only asked what days I'm coming in. Should be interesting....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPwannadecentincome View Post
    If you are inside IR35 you are part and parcel of the organisation so they should not treat you differently from the permies.

    oh sorry I forgot that inside IR35 means "no mans land"
    It’s a very good point

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    can't you make it four days?

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    My inside Ir35 client has also now permitted contractors to work at home. The permies hate that one of their few perks has been shared with the perceived highly paid tax avoiding inside ir35 contractors!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BABABlackSheep View Post
    Sure.

    Got to warn you though, due to the toilet roll shortage, I’m using notes to sneeze on, and then wipe my bottom.

    Drop me your address
    Sure

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