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A taxing dilemma


ANY contracting boss who has tried to convince his selfemployed workers they must go 'on the books'will sympathise with those introducing new contracts at Laing O'Rourke.

Contractors are caught between a rock and a hard place - lose productive workers to unscrupulous firms or face the wrath of the taxman.The industry should be moving moving in this direction, but it will be a slow, painful process.