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BAE Systems Tosses Its Contractors a Blanket

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Ahead of IR35 private sector rules, defence firm BAE Systems has issued a blanket assessment on all its contractors and freelancers that forces them into PAYE terms regardless of their individual circumstances.

The notification email, sent out by BAE's Indirect Procurement Team in late January, says that assessments were made using the UK government's controversial Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool. In some cases, "where roles are identical or almost identical, the assessments have been made against roles within job 'groups' rather than against the individual," the letter – seen by us – states.

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