Are Merseyside Police correctly determining whether their contractors fall inside or outside IR35?

Are Merseyside Police correctly determining whether their contractors fall inside or outside IR35?

Are Merseyside Police correctly determining whether their contractors fall inside or outside IR35?

                                                

By John Brace (Editor)

First publication date: Sunday 5th June 2022, 02:12 (BST).

In August 2021 (during the 30 day inspection period) I went to Merseyside Police Headquarters at Canning Place in Liverpool City Centre (Merseyside Police have since then relocated to their new headquarters at Rose Hill) to inspect various invoices paid by Merseyside Police in the 2020-21 financial year.

Below is one of those invoices (from Birchmore Willow Limited) who invoiced Merseyside Police at a day rate of £430 a day for 23 days of work carried out in July 2020 (which was for work on all working days in July 2020).
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Grant Thornton accepts as “eligible” objection to the 2020-21 accounts for Merseyside Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside

Grant Thornton accepts as “eligible” objection to the 2020-21 accounts for Merseyside Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside

Grant Thornton accepts as “eligible” objection to the 2020-21 accounts for Merseyside Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside

                                                  

By John Brace (Editor)
and
Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: Monday 13th September 2021, 4:13 PM (BST).

Birchmore Willow Ltd invoice to Merseyside Police

In an update to an earlier blog post headlined Why am I objecting to the 2020-21 accounts for Merseyside Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside? Grant Thornton (the auditors for Merseyside Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside) have accepted the objection as eligible.
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Why am I objecting to the 2020-21 accounts for Merseyside Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside?

Why am I objecting to the 2020-21 accounts for Merseyside Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside?

Why am I objecting to the 2020-21 accounts for Merseyside Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside?

                                                            

By John Brace (Editor)
and
Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: Friday 27th August 2021, 1:12 PM (BST).

Below is a copy of an objection I will be emailing later today to the auditor Grant Thornton about the 2020-21 accounts of Merseyside Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside.
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What was in the 4 page secret report to councillors about Wirral Council making payments to a company that doesn’t exist?

What was in the 4 page secret report to councillors about Wirral Council making payments to a company that doesn’t exist?

What was in the 4 page secret report to councillors about Wirral Council making payments to a company that doesn’t exist?

                                       

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Audit and Risk Management Committee (Wirral Council) 24th April 2019 Part 2 of 3 Forge House Associates

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Audit and Risk Management Committee (Wirral Council) 24th April 2019 Part 3 of 3 Forge House Associates

Councillors at yesterday’s public meeting of Wirral Council’s Audit and Risk Management Committee (which can be watched above) considered a report on Forge House Associates Limited (a copy of the previously secret 4 page report that councillors decided should be made public is at the end of this blog post).
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