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APSCo continues dialogue with Labour on tax avoidance

APSCo continues dialogue with Labour on tax avoidance

Yesterday APSCo met with Toby Perkins MP, Shadow Small Business Minister, to brief him on tax avoidance and the flexible employment market. The meeting followed APSCo’s briefing with Catherine McKinnell MP, Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, on the same issue last week. Unscrupulous practices in the blue collar end of the market and instances of individual wrongdoing have brought all of recruitment into disrepute, with the controversy over tax avoidance having dogged the industry over the past year.

APSCo supports the Labour Party’s efforts to clamp down on tax avoidance, including through inappropriate use of personal service companies and abuse of interim arrangements. The association is working with MPs of all parties to ensure that any measures introduced are targeted at these abuses, while supporting legitimate tax advantages for contractors.

APSCo’s Head of External Affairs Sam Hurley said:

“Once again, APSCo was grateful for the opportunity to make the case for the flexible workforce to the Labour front bench, to ensure that it recognises that our members pay their taxes. As the parties work towards their manifestos for the 2015 elections, it’s more important than ever that we educate MPs about our industry.

“We, of course, support legislation to protect the vulnerable and expose the unscrupulous, but APSCo has always been clear that vulnerability and unscrupulousness are not features of professional recruitment. By building relationships with the Government we can help to ensure that APSCo members are not caught in the cross fire of well-intentioned measures aimed at less reputable professionals.”

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