Just the start
of an exodus.
Several contractor friends of mine (I was one once) are heading for the exit and moving abroad.
One finishes his current contract at the end of the month. His house has been sold and is off to Canada.
They won't be the last and there are politicians talking about the skills shortage (sic). Yet the HMRC are being totally intransigent and effectively making it worse for many companies and government departments.
Take footgun and shoot themselves in the foot...