Reply to post: Re: Never mind

Royal Bank of Scotland IT contractor ban sparks murmurs of legal action

MikeDuncombe

Re: Never mind

I woiuldn't have put it quite so stridently, but I do agree with you. I have been a contractor for many, many years. The public sector went through this isse a couple of years ago, and some contractors chose to go elsewhere, some to re-negotiate, some to suck it up. I did a bit of renegotiating and got my employer to accept paying the employer's NI, and went onto their payroll system so they could make sure that NI and Income Tax were correctly accounted for (let's not forget that the clamp down is because many people were taking the mickey and HMRC wants to make sure it's getting what it should). In the end, the change cost us both some money.

It does seem a bit odd that you would enter into a contract with an employer and then on a law change, you sue the employer. Often, contracts allow for the eventuality that there may be law changes; but, in my experience, the remedy is limited to being able to walk away without penalty.

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