Crunch founder Darren Fell has spoken out after the HMRC ruled that 1,700 Weight Watchers leaders were employees rather than self-employed. As they help clients lose pounds of body mass, they will be losing pounds of a monetary nature through increased taxation.

Darren feels that complex tax regulations could stifle the UK’s freelancing workforce:

“Going it alone is scary enough but when you feel like you have the might of the HMRC gunning for you then the world can feel a very hostile place indeed. Under the current UK tax system self-employed people are made to jump through so many unnecessary hoops; causing a great deal of distress and costing individuals time and money to comply with for very little gain to tax revenue.

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