Hello, I am like many other public sector consultants waiting to hear if caught by IR35 or not.
My agency has told me that if I am caught by IR35 I must use an Umbrella services. They have also told me that despite being taxed as an 'Employee; I will also have to pay the Employer's National Insurance.
First, I don't wish to use an Umbrella services as I already have a Limited Company.
Secondly, given the embarrassing U-Turn the Government did over Self-Employed paying 9% NI , how come I have to pay both employees and employers NI which could be as much as 27%. Where is all the outcry about this?
I would be more than happy to work as Self Employed but this is not an option.