HL Deb 09 May 2001 vol 625 c205WA
Lord Harrison

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Inland Revenue will redraft IR35 to make it more relevant to knowledge-based industries, especially in the small business sector, as recommended by the High Court in its recent judgment on the action brought by the professional contractors' group. [HL2088]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

We have no plans to change the legislation on the provision of services through intermediaries (commonly called "IR35"). The legislation applies generally where people work through a service company or other intermediary. The judge in the recent judicial review made no recommendations affecting the existing law.