Danbro welcomes PM’s employment law review

National accountancy services provider Danbro has hailed prime minister Theresa May for recognising that employment rules are no longer suitable for the modern workplace.

The new and proposed changes to employment and tax laws are forcing some contractors to accept draconian employment terms, while others are no longer allowed to claim expenses for hotels and travel to destinations hundreds of miles away.

Danbro, which is headquartered in Lytham, is a founding partner in trade body PRISM which has also launched a wide-ranging investigation into the impact of changes to employment laws.

He said: “The way people work has completely transformed in recent years and employment legislation has failed to keep up. So many companies rely on freelance experts for the skills and insights they need and this will become even more important as we move towards Brexit.

“We’ve fought hard for the contractors, consultants and businesses we represent across the country and we will continue to make sure their voice is heard as this review gets underway.”

Crawford Temple, CEO of PRISM, added: “PRISM has been campaigning for a strategic review for the past year because flexible workers are crucial to the UK’s prosperity and they have been getting a raw deal. “I am not just talking about how some are exploited unfairly by some in the gig economy, but about the hundreds of thousands of contractors who identify with the self-employed. They contribute so much to our economy and we need to make sure the tax and employment environment is fair and enables them to deliver the expert services that are critical to the success of so many of our businesses.”

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