PracticePeople In PracticeNew IT programme for small business

New IT programme for small business

With 40% of independent IT contracting businesses leaving the UK because ofIT (Professional Contractors Group), Computer Weekly reporting the'disappearance' of some 30,000 IT specialists, and some 30% of independentOil & Gas Contractors moving overseas (Professional Contractors Group) - whowill be left to do this work?

You can raise finance till you are blue in the face (New IT programme for small business, but if you cannot getthe skills your project will never get off the ground.

IR35 effectively means that small independent consultants with fewer than 21working shareholders cannot make a living in the UK. IR35 forces them intoinsolvency.

Lest anyone think that this only effects IT, it also includes teachingprofessionals, nurses, hospital technicians and many, many small businesseswho have few customers.

This government does not understand small businesses, let alone IT.

P Edwards, ACMA
Professional Contractors Group

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