Re: Contractor rights
And the employee on £300 a day doesn't get that either - they pay tax including higher rate tax, NI, pension, etc. Once you take off the things that both the employee and the contractor have to pay (and you can include accountants if you want) then the difference is the pay for the things that aren't included (currently sick pay, training, paid holidays, etc). What premium is reasonable above a normal employees wage to cover those things that contractors don't get and their lower level of job security? If contracts that pay tax want the perks of sick pay, paid holidays, etc then their pay should go down to account for that. Paid holiday is not covered by tax - it is covered by the employer.