"Extra Time Being Played" - Statements made in front of the Commissioners can seem more persuasive than the actual contract, but how can the worker be expected to know what will be said by the end-client at tribunal?
I write as a former Status Inspector who was deeply involved in the preparation of two of the four recent IR 35 cases that have appeared before the Special Commissioners in recent months.
Having now left the ivory tower and working this side of the street, I hope that my insight into the developments illustrated in these cases will help to show the way forward.
At first glance, results suggest that IR35 is still a lottery. There is still too much confusion to be able to predict the outcome with certainty. Whilst HMRC will be congratulating themselves over two vic...