* Posts by Nancy9

4 posts • joined 24 Nov 2019

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

Nancy9

Exodus

Yes. Plenty of who I know took contract work in Dubai, Singapore, Luxembourg. As an EU citizen, I am also offered contracts in Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris. I also see a ton of remote work.

Nancy9

Is that because of dictat from above that there are to be no contractors?

From what I've seen so far, most companies in the UK are taking advantage of the new IR35 squeeze to also lower the daily rates. I've been a contractor since 1998 and I'm not biting.

Why? 1) There is plenty of remote work - in Europe and 2) if you have 2 passports (such as myself) - there is plenty of work in the U.S. as well. 3) UK companies can always hire contractors through an agency that's a foreign company if they want to retain talent.

Nancy9

Re: Never mind

"Are the other nearby countries stopping uk citizens working there?"

They will stop UK citizens from working in the continent after Brexit.

Nancy9

Re: Never mind

Perhaps your issue is specific only to you. I work in Paris and agency pays my UK LTD company. I can work in Paris because I am with an EU (French) family. I don't need to set up a French company.

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