- It would let people who wanted to work to do so. Less people on the dole or benefits and less chance of getting out of the work habit and being a long time burden on the state
- Give companies access to a more dynamic subcontractor resource which would bolster their growth
- Save business substantial time trying to check employment status
- Allows HMRC to concentrate their limited resources on other areas
- Remove the worry from business owners that they might, despite taking prudent checks be faced with a substantial bill based on the opinion on an HMRC inspector (All we want is black and white, not the grey uncertainty that much regulation generates)
You should be free to make the choice to be self employed, to take on work (or turn it down). Not everyone wants to be an employee or craves the 'protections' that the nanny state insists on for employees. If it doesn't work you can always go back to being an employee, better to have tried than to have never tried at all.
The benefits of people actually working and new, dynamic subcontractors driving growth far outweigh any loss in National Insurance.
Attempts to control so called 'abuse' by very small businesses such as IR35 have failed miserably, allow the reforms that must surely come soon to make the UK an attractive place to work for yourself.