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Discussion in 'General Forum' started by solidus, May 24, 2013.

  1. solidus

    solidus New Member

    I've just run into an issue with a MedComms company I work for. I have an IR35 complaint contract with them, and work on a wide range of projects for several of their clients. One of their clients recently requested the CVs of all freelancers who work for the MedComms company (privacy issues related to clinical trials), and have now requested that it has to be made clear that the MedComms agency is sub-contracting the work to me (as opposed to my [Ltd]. company); I'm not sure I have my head around this yet, and have not experienced this with any other MedComms agencies I work with.
    Does anyone have experience of something similar, or have any advice on the matter?
    Thank you in advance!
  2. Opus

    Opus Member

    I did a fair bit of work freelancing for a MedComms company a few years ago but never came up against anything like this. However, it seems it's just them being very tight on confidentiality.

    It's a while since I've had to be concerned about the IR35 stuff so I'm a bit rusty on it and the implications. If you offered that you, as an employee of your company, would be prepared to sign the confidentiality agreement and that you agreed that you would not use any other employee or freelancer on the task unless they too had submitted the necessary details, been approved by the client, and signed the confidentiality agreement, would this satisfy the client whilst also avoiding any IR35 issues? You may have no intention of ever putting anyone else on the task anyway but if I recall correctly, one of the points in the IR35 contracts is that you have the right to do so.

    Hopefully someone will correct me if I'm talking a load of rubbish!
  3. Lupita

    Lupita Member

  4. elsalvador

    elsalvador New Member


    Read what Lupita posted, looks promising!

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