Our website uses cookies to store information on your computer. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work as a result. Find out more about how we use cookies.
(Accept cookies and do not show this message again)
Shout99 - News matters for freelancers
Search Shout99 - News matters for freelancers
(Advanced Search)
   Join Shout99  About Shout99   Sitemap   Contact Shout99 13th Jun 2024
Forgot your password?
Shout99 - Freelancers, FO35, Section 660
New Users Click Here
Shout99 - Freelancers, FO35, Section 660
Shout99 - Freelancers, FO35, Section 660
Front Page
Freelancers' Shop...
Ask an Expert...
Direct Contracts
Press Links
Question Time
The Clubhouse
Conference Hall...
News from Partners


Business Links

Shout99 - Freelancers, FO35, Section 660

Freelancers' Shop

Personal Financial Services
from ContractorFinancials




Income protection

... and more special offers for Shout99 readers in the Freelancers' Shop

Shout99 - Freelancers, FO35, Section 660
Shout99 - Freelancers, FO35, Section 660

News for the
Construction Industry

Hardhatter.com - News for small businesses in the construction industry

Powered by
Powered by Novacaster
Shout99 has a number of special offers for its readers to help you run your small business (click on red links for more information):
PI insurance
From £98 for freelancers and management consultants
Income protection/PHI
Tailored income protection/PHI insurance for freelancers
Online pension finder for freelancers
Specialist banking service for small businesses and freelancers

Issue 7; 7 May 1999
by Andy White at 12:20 15/03/00 ( Shout99 Newsletter)
Campaign | Engineerjob.com

Many thanks to the 2007 of you who agreed to fund the start up of the Campaign. I have now republished the Campaign web site and details of how to join can be found at http://www.pcgroup.org.uk/join

To the others on this mailing list I would also invite you to join. We can make a difference. As a result of you all writing to your MP and helped by a brief from David Ramsden (Director of the IR35 Campaign), John Whittingdale the Conservative front bench Spokesman on Treasury, raised IR35 in Parliament for the first time on 4th May. 1999;

"I have mentioned measures that have received publicity and are causing concern, but which do not appear in the Bill. One other measure, which may have provoked more letters from my constituents and those of my hon. Friends than almost any other, is not mentioned in the Bill at all. It was referred to in the press release accompanying the Budget documents--IR 35--which announces the Government's intention to deal with personal service companies. In certain professions, people choose to incorporate themselves as a personal service company and to undertake contracts of perhaps three or six months on behalf of companies. The change in the tax treatment of those people is causing a great deal of concern. Professionals in the IT industry, in large part, choose to form themselves into personal companies, and gain a tax advantage in terms of their equipment and training expenses. I understand that the Government are anxious to close loopholes and crack down on tax avoidance, but I do not regard that as an example of tax abuse.

The importance of IT professionals to the economy is considerable, especially now that we are wrestling with the possible problems of the millennium bug and the Y2K issue. I would have thought that the Government would be anxious to encourage IT professionals rather than to disadvantage them through tax changes. The measure is provoking enormous concern, and I am sure that almost every hon. Member will have received, or will receive, letters from people in the industry. I understand that the measure will come into effect at the beginning of the next financial year. It is not mentioned in the Bill, however, and I understand that the Government do not intend to legislate until they introduce next year's Finance Bill. It is worrying that the implementing legislation will not come before the House until after the measure has come into effect"

For full text go to http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/cgi-bin/tso_fx?DB=tso and enter IR 35 (thanks to Cliff Grover for the link)


As the site has now grown to over 60 pages I have added a site map to aid navigation. Some of you have had trouble seeing new additions to the web site. Make sure your use the reload/refresh button on your browser as you may be served an old version from your browser cache.

To those Contractors who contributed in the early stages I am willing to transfer your monies across to the Campaign site if you join up. Complete the online form and post evidence of your previous payment together with payment for any shortfall to the address provided. If you were issued with an invoice engineerjob.com will issue a credit note in due course.

Kind regards

Andy White

Printer Version

Mail this to a friend

Copyright 1999-2018, Shout99.com | All Rights Reserved
Privacy Notice and Terms of Use