Attack the rogue minority of freelancers, says PCG
Fri, 4 May 2012
Freelancers organisation PCG has cautioned the government not to “destabilise and discourage” freelancers as they search for what the organisation calls the small “rogue minority” of freelancer who do not pay tax.
John Brazier, managing director of PCG, says: “We should ensure this latest scrutiny does not create a knee-jerk response which causes an anti-business public sector that would cost jobs and growth in the economy.
“Disguised employment and tax evasion should be investigated and stopped; but genuine freelance contractors should not be penalised in the rush to ‘do something’. Genuine contractors contribute greatly to the economy, providing value for money to the taxpayer, and essential skills and services to the public sector.”