IT contractors could bear the brunt of government plans to clamp down on self-employed workers not paying the correct employment taxes – with HMRC targeting 20,000 public sector contractors.The taxman is currently consulting on whether to shift responsibility for compliance with the intermediaries legislation, known as IR35, from the individual contractor to a public body or recruitment agency.

Source: Guess who gets hit hard by IR35 tax clampdown? Yep, IT contractors • The Register