LONDON, 7th January, 2020
The regulations - which already exist in the public sector - aim to remove the tax advantage gained by those seeking to disguise employment by operating through a limited company, but threaten to burden the freelance community with additional costs and red tape.
Koray Camgoz MPRCA, Head of Communications and Marketing, PRCA, said: “Entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy. According to the latest industry census there are more than 8,500 freelancers operating in the PR industry, many of whom will suffer greatly from the effects of these rules. Now more than ever, we need an agile economy that values and rewards the contributions of freelancers. IR35 has already had a chilling impact on independent practitioners in the public sector, and it poses a genuine danger to the broader freelancer community.”
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