Philip Ross was one of the founding members of the Professional Contractors Group and played a leading role in the fight against IR35. He was elected as their first external affairs director. He left the Group to stand for Parliament later returning in an executive capacity running their external affairs function. He led the PCG’s successful campaign against Fast Track Visas.
After leaving the PCG he went to run the Parliamentary office of Tony McWalter MP. He decided to return to IT contracting only to discover that he had forgotten much of his technical knowledge. In the meantime he took a part job on the tills at John Lewis. He made it back into IT as a permanent employee in Dunstable and then returned to work in London in 2006.
On the political front he became Mayor of Letchworth Garden City from 2007-9. He continues to write political articles on freelancing and small business for Progress and for shout99. He has also become an international speaker on the topic of Garden Cities.
He now works for a consultancy in London called Alpheus in which he is a shareholder.
Though no longer a contractor he is still committed to the cause.