Re: Meanwhile in IR35 land...
"Get a job with a Company" - This isn't Russia - why should my small Company be picked on to the benefit of the Qinetiqs, PwC, KPMG, Leidos et al?
"Put your rates up" - thanks, hadn't thought of that. The problem with the Putin tax is it is so swingeing you cannot commercially put rates up high enough to compensate.
"Work for more than 2 people per month" - you haven't a clue about IR35, have you? Its on a role by role basis. You can work for one day and still be within IR35.
"The issue is, you're effectively an employee" - if I'm an employee, then EVERYONE who contracts to another company is an employee, so EVERYONE should be caught. Defence Prime supplying the MoD? Well, you're acting as pseudo-employees and working under supervision - day-rates get hit by 63% tax. You provide a service contract? Employee by definition - bang 63% on your service charges. You do design? Then you're acting as a pseudo employee design team - 63% off of your company charged day-rate. Then take it out of the employee wages - maybe that will focus a few minds which are coming over as a bit blunt.