Reply to post: Re: up to a 20 per cent pay cut overnight... For many, the cost of their current mortgage

Industry reps told the UK taxman everything wrong with extending IR35. What happened next will astound you

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Re: up to a 20 per cent pay cut overnight... For many, the cost of their current mortgage

Tax dodging is bad for celebrities, MPs, and people in general, but it's cool for computer contractors who are basically employees pretending to run their own sham business.

Don't hate the player, hate the game.

Anyone wanting to pay more tax is legally welcome to do so, and yet nobody does. Not one single champagne socialist over paid last year. The underlying reason is they know they can get better value for their money by spending it themselves rather than through the state sector.

Everyone thinks tax cuts for themselves and tax rises for everyone else is good. Trouble is those positions are irreconcilable. All you can do is adjust your own tax rates (still just about possible as a permie all the way up to 100kish)

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