Re: Heads they win, tails ...
"It's a contract with a negligible notice period, so the client can simply end it and offer a new one with whatever terms they like."
This is one of the risks of contracting, I could be told today that I'm not needed anymore and end up sitting at home watching homes under the hammer tomorrow.
And while there's nothing illegal about it - its still a pain in the arse for the contractors, If I was there then as a matter of principle I'd be looking for a new role by now.. The only downside to this is that its November and the run up to xmas is never a great time to be looking for new roles (This is compounded by the fact that no one knows whats happening with IR35 so there are even fewer roles about than normal)