TaxPersonal TaxYOUR COMMENTS: IR35 rules should be abandoned

YOUR COMMENTS: IR35 rules should be abandoned

Dawn Primarolo's announcement 'that officials are to give the benefit of the doubt where businesses make genuine mistakes when trying to comply with the rules' is totally inadequate.

The ‘rules’ for IR35 are punitive, arbitrary and unfair, and should be abandoned forthwith. Moreover, where she “also promised to reconsider the position of oil workers forced by North Sea operators to use service companies because the operators….”, she is demonstrating yet again the stupidity of IR35.

Why, for heavens sake, should oil workers be treated differently from say IT workers, simply because the operators have moaned at the Government? A classic case of legislation which is arbitrary, unfair and ill considered.

These are some of the reasons why IR35 will be destroyed by the Judicial Review being launched by the Professional Contractors Group (PCG).

Inspectors told to go easy over IR35

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