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IR35, the maligned tax measure, will come under judicial review at a hearing in the High Court next week. Due to begin on 13 March, the review will hear the Professional Contractors Group claim IR35 is contrary to European law because it discriminates against small companies. The tax measure, which went live in April last year, was intended by the government to ensure contractors working through service companies pay a fair rate of tax. It has attracted widespread condemnation though the Inland Revenue and the government has insisted that it should stay in place. For more on IR35, visit

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