PCG content despite High Court loss
Despite today's High Court judgement that IR35 should remain in place, anti-IR35 body the Professional Contractors Group said the case has changed the IR35 landscape.
Judge Mr Justice Burton laid down guidelines to accompany the implementation of IR35, which have gone some way to appeasing contractors opposed to the legislation.
Speaking outside the court, PCG chairman Gareth Williams said: ‘I can’t overstate enough the significance of these changes. The landscape of IR35 has changed.
‘It will now be easier for our members to show they are genuine businesses.’
While Williams admitted he would have preferred to see IR35 completely removed, for moment he appeared content with the ruling.
Leave to appeal against the decision was refused. The PCG is expected to pay the Inland Revenue’s legal costs.