REC response to the story on the BBC’s use of contractors
Responding to criticisms of the use of contractors within the BBC, REC chief executive Kevin Green said:
“The idea that using contract staff is a tax dodge is ridiculous, simplistic and wrong.
“This attitude toward the use of contractors in senior positions within an organisation is really disappointing and shows a worrying lack of understanding of business.
“These claims are not just damaging for recruiters and individual contractors, ultimately employers will lose out if they can no longer access the skills of specialist contractors and interims.
“The Treasury needs to issue clearer guidance on any assurances they require and enforce existing legislation so that employers using contractors can be confident that they are operating in a tax compliant way.
“The contribution of contractors and interim mangers is something that should be celebrated rather than damaged through knee jerk political reaction to headlines like those we have seen today.”