Remove the right to commercial confidentiality for all contracts entered into by national, reagional and local government

Remove the right to commercial confidentiality for all contracts entered into by national, reagional and local government and publish the contract in full.

Redaction of a private individuals contact details will be allowed.

Implimenting this change would not allow access to contracts that where still in negotiation or access to contracts that where not accepted, only to the winning bid. However a full history of changes to the winning contract from its acceptence untill the project is finished, including but not limited to, the date of the change, who proposed it and who authorised it must also be kept.

Why is this idea important?

Remove the right to commercial confidentiality for all contracts entered into by national, reagional and local government and publish the contract in full.

Redaction of a private individuals contact details will be allowed.

Implimenting this change would not allow access to contracts that where still in negotiation or access to contracts that where not accepted, only to the winning bid. However a full history of changes to the winning contract from its acceptence untill the project is finished, including but not limited to, the date of the change, who proposed it and who authorised it must also be kept.

End IR35 immediately

IR35 was introduced to stop tax evasion and raise £300 million.  It did neither and just made it much more difficult for small business owners.  Many independent contractors have been caught up in expensive measures to demonstrate that they are not nor have any intention to be employees of the companies to whom they supply services.  They do not receive any of the benefits of being employees (holidays, sickness, benefits, pensions, training, expenses, etc,).

In addition, many badly worded confusing, often contradictory and regularly changed "questions" were put into PAYE and personal tax returns. 

Simply repeal IR35 and all references to service companies.  By all means make sure everyone pays the correct amount of tax, but  end this failed law.

Why is this idea important?

IR35 was introduced to stop tax evasion and raise £300 million.  It did neither and just made it much more difficult for small business owners.  Many independent contractors have been caught up in expensive measures to demonstrate that they are not nor have any intention to be employees of the companies to whom they supply services.  They do not receive any of the benefits of being employees (holidays, sickness, benefits, pensions, training, expenses, etc,).

In addition, many badly worded confusing, often contradictory and regularly changed "questions" were put into PAYE and personal tax returns. 

Simply repeal IR35 and all references to service companies.  By all means make sure everyone pays the correct amount of tax, but  end this failed law.