Some self-employed contractors lost 30% of their income in the wake of IR35 reforms that took effect in the public sector this in April.
As the dust settles around the changes IT recruitment company, CW Jobs, found that more than 70% of their clients saw a reduction in income after the IR35 reforms.
Of these contractors, a quarter saw a reduction close to 30%.
The IR35 reforms mean that contractors who work solely or primarily for public sector bodies are being taxed as if they were regular employees of that company. But are no receiving any of the accompanying benefits such as such pay or holiday entitlement.