The key question is what are the circumstances in which a business – business relationship is right. Good old IR35 captured most of the criteria to be met, of finite duration / objective, independent business and terms.

The threats to good decision making are;
1. – a knee jerk reaction to an isolated incident

1. – a gap in legislation

1. – a misguided thought in that all interim’s would prefer the rights of FTE’s

1. – accountability and decision making Government bodies like the HMRC who have a very narrow view of the world

1. – the gap management world of interim management where the role does not have a finite objective that defines completion, and is just filling a gap (contracting)

1. – the very real need to collect more tax – as the country is bust – that probably quietly trumps all else.

1. – Its warming to see the government realizing harming business is not a long term way to increase tax revenue. proper Interim management is certainly on the “business solution side of the fence, therefore good for the tax collection aspect on a b2b basis”

The gap management aspect and input to legislation are probably the only things that the IIM or any other party can realistically influence, 2,3,5 and 7. So as a starter the IIM interests could be stated and thereafter become involved in some sort of quango if one had the patience to do so.

The rest require embarking on some targeted carpet bombing of Whitehall and any other government building 🙂 in the vicinity and therefore beyond the scope or a realistic objective of a professional body.. There are real threats in all of this confusion but I think the government decision making / implementation is all far to inept to switch off interim management even if they wished to.. regards Tom