Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
Which can be trumped as demonstrated by the OP but the business decisions of the actual end client.

If the end client says everyone must be being paid via PAYE nothing else matters, that business decision trumps working practices completely.
Absolutely, but the comment I was responding to was in response to the question as to why the OP thinks they're outside at the moment.

The suggestion seemed to be "small client" == "outside", which clearly is not the case.