Reply to post: Re: The real story - No Rights Employees ("employed for tax purposes")

What do we want? A proper review of IR35! When do we want it? Last year! Bunch of IT contractors protest outside UK Parliament

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Re: The real story - No Rights Employees ("employed for tax purposes")

I don't think that has been true for quite a while.

I contracted for over 20 years and went back to permie when the rates just didn't stack up against permie salaries (after figuring in the benefits of course). I then dipped back into it between permie jobs to pay the bills.

Contractor rates took a big dip in the early 2000's (down from £55/hr to £40/hr) and I haven't heard of them fully recovering in real terms, but as I haven't contracted in over 10 years maybe some current contractors can update us?

Like I keep saying, if the contractor sitting next to you doing the same job is being paid massively more, then YOU are in the wrong job, look for one with a better salary.

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