it appears that there might be some nastiness hidden in the fine print of last week's pre-budget report. what is officially being called ir-5.91 but will probably be referred to as ir36 or "son of ir35" could well affect more than just contractors.

this link describes the changes in as much detail as possible. my only hope is that this is brown doing a fishing expedition. if there is a huge outcry it may well get dropped but if noone mentions it then expect to see all national insurance taken on all dividends paid to the owners of small businesses.

in short, contact your mp. make as much fuss as possible. this government won't be happy until anyone who makes a good living off their own bat is taxed to within an inch of their lives.