Thin-lipped chancellor announces death of UK contractor market.
I honestly think that Osbo's notion of "a contractor" is one of those senior level civil service or quango directors who have the big salary and the job security, yet style themselves "consultants" and take advantage of every tax benefit going.
Yer normal jobbing contractor, meantime, generally has no option but to travel, stay away from home, shell out on hotels etc. Isn't this the point of contractors? We're flexible, we can go where we're needed, stay until the job's done and quietly go away. Well I for one won't be doing that anymore.
(And no grousing about how much we get paid please. I've been lucky enough to be able to work pretty consistently over the past couple of year, and I have not made any more than any other reasonably senior IT or project manager)