In his Autumn Statement today, Chancellor George Osborne failed to mention anything about the travel & subsistence or intermediaries legislation (IR35), which deals with disguised employment.
However, two paragraphs in the Treasury’s Blue Book, published to accompany the statement, did mention the legislation and drew plenty of reaction from the staffing sector.
Bridget Wood, consultant in the recruitment group at Mishcon de Reya, told Recruiter she had expected to see “something a bit more obvious” about the rumours that contractors would be moved onto the payroll after a period of time. “Maybe the response was so great that that they backed off,” she added.
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