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Royal Bank of Scotland IT contractor ban sparks murmurs of legal action

LucreLout Silver badge

IR35 is a real mess. Let's hope the next government scraps it ASAP.

They won't.

If its a Conservative government, well, this is sort of happening on their watch already. If its a mostly red coalition of chaos, they've already committed £1.5 Trillion pounds that they do not have in extra spending to nationalizing near on everything, so no way will they watch "their" tax income sail on by. If it were reversed under labour while taxes shoot up for permies, then you'd see everyone jump ship to contracting and they'd have to target it.

I've already had to wave bye bye to my best contractors. We know they won't go perm (I've done my level best to find opportunities for them regardless), and we don't have the budget to offset the increase in costs. This is likely to pick up speed next year as more and more firms come to the same conclusions, which may make it difficult for some of the departing to attract other gigs.

2020 is going to be a bumpy year for contracting, which is dissapointing as I was hoping to do that next.

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