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IR35: Photos from the High Court

Yesterday's High Court judgement on the fate of controversial tax rule IR35 didn't mark the end of the Professional Contractors Group's campaign, but left the government with a significant victory. Our photographer was on hand to catch some of the action.

PCG chairman Gareth Williams leaving court with press officer Susie Hughes.
Mr Justice Burton, said: ‘With grateful thanks for the extremely full and lucid arguments and research of counsel, which have formed the entirety of the bedrock of my conclusions, I dismiss this application.’
While the PCG lost the case, its chairman Gareth Williams said: ‘I can’t overstate enough the significance of these changes. The landscape of IR35 has changed.
Government pleasure at retaining the right to dictate tax policy was dampened by the mauling the legislation received in court. In its official statement it said: ‘IR35 legislation remains the law of the land.’
Williams:’It will now be easier for our members to show they are genuine businesses.’

Links

IR35 ruling a blow to Brown, say Tories
Contractors defeated in IR35 battle
PCG content despite High Court loss
Judge sets date for IR35 ruling
IR35 case could handicap IT workers
PCG pleased with High Court opportunity
Revenue says IR35 is not ‘state aid’
IR35 calculator available; case goes on
IR35 fears are ‘unfounded’, court hears
IR35 branded ‘misconceived’ in court
News Extra: Inside the IR35 war room
Government foresaw IR35 effects
IR35 High Court showdown begins
Contractors win first IR35 battle
Contractors must wait for IR35 decision

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