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PCG makes its mark in public



Representative body, the Professional Contractors Group (PCG) began what it calls its "first public marketing exercise" last week when the organisation occupied a stand at the British Business 2000 exhibition in London.

Buoyed by its recent success in winning the legal right to seek a judicial review of IR35, the PCG participated in the event to promote itself and the skills of its freelance members to companies at the exhibition.

According to the group, interested visitors received a demonstration of the PCG's recently launched contract review service - an on-line questionnaire that the group believes provides an "immediate indication" of a contract's IR35 status, and that also features links to professional advisors who can assist with 'grey' or 'fail' IR35 contracts.

Also on display at the event was the organisation's "on-line marketing channel", the PCG Portal, which acts as an easy-to-use directory of contractors, and is intended for use by those companies searching for freelancer workers in the IT and engineering sectors.

The exhibition was hosted by the Federation of Small Business (FSB) to promote and assist growing enterprises.


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