Posted on Shout99 by Den_ny, an allegory to sum up the recent decision in the IR35 case Dragonfly Consulting Limited.
Imagine this: You are a Cat - independent, can wander where you want, needs minimal control and chases mice for the right rate.
The client wants to hire a cat through Pets Recruitment, but they've briefed the client that they must act like a dog - as specified in the upper contract. But they don't want to actually hire a dog because they foul the footpaths, need taking for walks and cost a lot to feed. The client wants an independent creature that looks like a cat, that miouws at interview and on paper, but actually behaves like a guard dog, and barks when intruders come on site between 9-5pm, Monday to Friday.
So Pets Recruitment tell you their lower contracts are Puss...