New research has found that IR35 status assessments conducted by both the Met Office and the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) have produced unfeasibly high ‘employee’ rates for contractors.
In response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from ContractorCalculator, a contracting authority, the Met Office revealed that it deemed 98% of contractors as ‘employees’ following IR35 assessments carried out between April 2017 and January 2019.
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