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Abolition of IR35

Submitted on Friday 29th July 2011

Published on Friday 5th August 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Sunday 5th August 2012

Signatures: 39

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Pensions ~ Tax

Petition Action

Abolition of IR35

Additional Information

IR35 was implemented to prevent people from avoiding tax by becoming a contractor but receiving all the perks of a permanent employee.

Where the legislation fails is that a lot of contractors do not receive any of the perks that an employee may receive such as holiday entitlements, sick pay, training and pensions.

The contractor also has a short notice period and can often be laid off instantly without reason.

The point of this e-petition is to bring to the government's attention that IR35 is unfair because it over penalises contractors because after IR35 is paid the contractor has paid as much tax as a permanent employee without any of the benefits.

I would seek to get either IR35 removed entirely or a reduction in the amount of tax liable for being inside an IR35 contract


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