The Professional Contractors Group (PCG) is pressing the Government for details of the cost and efficiency of IR35 investigations carried out by HM Revenue & Customs after figures revealed a "success" rate of less than 1% for HMRC.
PCG chairman Simon Juden has written to Paymaster General Dawn Primarolo, asking whether the Government is planning to review the criteria for launching IR35 investigations.
"We know that out of more than one thousand cases investigated, just three were found to be in breach of IR35 rules. This clearly raises several questions about the efficacy and cost to the taxpayer of such investigations," said Dr Juden.
"More than 500 PCG members have been put through these investigations, which can be extremely stressful, time-consuming and costly, not to mention damaging to...