I see from your recent article (Foreign IT staff flood in, page 9, 19 July) that companies have been persuaded to take the risk of importing temporary staff to fill IT vacancies and to outsource work abroad.
We have seen a mass export of low-grade industrial jobs to the third world because of expensive social policies pricing low grade workers out of the market here. Industry needs a strong incentive to take the risk of change but, having done so, it will pursue successful policies to the full.
Personal service company costs have greatly increased as a direct result of IR35
and contractors must increase their prices in order to maintain a standard of living. Clients have taken their contracts abroad thus now exporting high-grade work. It is not the personnel that emigrate, Ms Primaralo, it’s the jobs.
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