Re: The fix has to come from those affected
>HMRC wants to identify people who are being treated as employees, but paid as contractors by companies/contractors who are gaming the system. It's up to the companies to either hire the people, or for those people to put themselves on a proper contracting footing. It's not for HMRC to "give" benefits to fix this, they are just identifying abuses.
Err no, it is purely a revenue grab by HMRC. If HMRC were really concerned about stopping companies gaming the system, they would include full (backdated) employee benefits in the penalty package to the erring employer.