Re: Life goes on
"The construction and civil engineering industries run on contractors."
Looking at this as an outsider, the collapse of various UK construction and civil engineering outfits in recent years (medium and large ones in particular) suggests that there may not have been much future for *anyone* working in an engineering/technical role in these outfits in recent years.
Strange how G4S and Crapita manage to keep their heads above water :(
I'm not at all sure that IR35 has much to do with this. Or with the mess in which banking IT has found itself at some of the UK's major financial institutions.