Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

CWJobs on new IR35 legislation

By Dominic Harvey, Director at CWJobs

‘This could be potentially damaging to a tech industry that’s already finding it difficult enough to plug the skills gap as it is. Contractors provide useful and flexible solutions to businesses up and down the country. Forcing companies to be liable for deciding on the tax status of its contractors could see them abandon this help altogether, leaving an even bigger skills gap to fill. Until a shrinking permanent tech workforce can provide the skills, projects could be delayed or scrapped and will this surely damage our competitiveness on the international stage. We would urge the government to delay the introduction of this legislation, until the potential effects have been calculated and the industry has a chance to reduce the skills gap its facing.’ – Dominic Harvey, Director at CWJobs