Construction recruiters welcome delay
Construction recruiters welcome delay on workers' tax status
The REC has welcomed the announcement in the pre-Budget Report that the review of how best to tackle false self employment in construction has been delayed.
Earlier this year, the Treasury consulted on new legislation which would have lead to many agency workers in the construction sector having to become employed for tax purposes.
Commenting on this development, Simon Noakes, a member of the REC Construction sector groups executive said: "We are delighted with this delay. The REC recognises that some construction workers maybe falsely claiming that they are self employed. However construction is an industry where workers trade on their skills and often move from project to project.
The proposed changes would have simply added more cost onto construction jobs at a time when the industry can least afford it. We are pleased that the Treasury is taking a pragmatic approach to this issue and we will continue to work with them to ensure that genuinely self employed construction workers can remain so."