Re: up to a 20 per cent pay cut overnight... For many, the cost of their current mortgage
Contractors don't need sympathy. We have the flexibility to change our model and move around.
It's the permies that we need to feel sorry for when their jobs are shipped overseas / automated.
Seems to me that the primary identifier for an IR35 worker is whether or not they have a similar role to a permie.
Occurs to me that the easiest way to deal with that situation is remove the dead wood and replace with contractors since contractors don't bolt themselves to the ground and make demands. We just turn up, do our job and send in an invoice. Nice and simple. Very low admin.