We have to stop this happening again
The changes to IR35 were a disaster when they were introduced in the public sector in 2017. They led to mass walkouts, project delays and even the cancellation of major projects.
How can you help?
We urgently need real and verifiable case studies of the damage caused by these changes to the public sector - if not from you, ask other contractors. We're especially interested in NHS case studies and also anything Intelligence/Security related.
Please also send any thoughts you have to [email protected].
Here are 3 other practical steps you can take too:
1. Write to your MP
We’ve asked you to write to your MP before, and many of you have – thank you. It would help us enormously if you would do so again. We also urge you to contact your MP on Twitter. Tell them why you are so concerned about the draft legislation and use the #stopIR35 hashtag. (But don't forget: please keep your comments civil and constructive.)
If you don’t know who your local MP is, you can find out by using the finder below. The letter is always more effective if it is personalised, written in your voice and draws on your own experiences. Make sure to stress how extending the changes would affect you personally – and what impact it might have on your voting intentions. Otherwise you can download our template letter.MP letter template Find your MP
2. Join IPSE
Our Policy and External Affairs team work with Government, Parliament and right across the political landscape to make the UK a fairer place to be freelance or self-employed.
IPSE members directly enable us to deliver hard-hitting research and all of our political campaigning - so we make the working world of the self-employed a better place!
Join 74,000 of your fellow independent contractors, freelancers, consultants and interims today and get all the benefits IPSE membership has to offer.Join Now
3. Join the conversation #stopIR35
Follow us on Twitter (@teamIPSE, @IPSEWestminster), share our Tweets or post your own using the hashtag #stopIR35.
Doing this will help raise awareness of the fundamental flaws of IR35 and give a voice to all of those who will be affected.
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