Engineers' tax attack

Engineers’ tax attack
Richard Wilson Contract engineers are expressing concern over recent government moves to introduce “through the back door” tax changes which affect the contracting community. The Professional Contractors’ Group (PCG) is one of several groups lobbying the government over tax changes announced in the Budget. Despite the setting up of a consultation period, the PCG fears that amendments to the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill being proposed this week will short-circuit the consultations. “This is legislation through the ‘backdoor’ and is being introduced before the Revenue has had an opportunity to consider submissions,” said David Ramsden, director of PCG. The issue centres on tax proposals intended to counter tax and NI avoidance in the area of personal service provision, dubbed IR35. For info: www.engineerjob.com


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