REC response to Budget statement

Filed under Press release

Monday, 29 October 2018


Reacting to this afternoon’s Budget statement, REC chief executive Neil Carberry says:

“Businesses across the country will welcome the pro-enterprise tone taken by the Chancellor this afternoon. While we would have liked to see more on reforming the Apprenticeship Levy to allow the training of temporary workers, delaying changes in taxation for private sector contractors is a big win for business. This was the main thing the REC wanted from the Budget as it maintains access to short-notice skills and expertise at a vital time. We’re delighted the Chancellor has listened.”

“Recruiters report that changes in the public sector have not gone as planned – and have fuelled tax avoidance by the unscrupulous. It is time for a pause for thought, and that is what the Treasury and HMRC must now do.”




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