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Newsletter 475: Budget targets self-employed and contractors
by Newsletter Editor at 10:20 14/03/17 ( Shout99 Newsletter)
It was not only what was said but what wasn't said which made this a dismal Budget for the self-employed and freelancers.
Freelancer groups must have felt they were in a timewarp as the Conservative Chancellor, Philip Hammond, used language more associated with the Labour Chancellor Gordon Brown and his Minister Dawn Primarolo of 20 years ago, when they first launched the attack to combat so-called 'disguised employment'.

In fact much of the measures went further than they dared two decades ago.

Regardless of manifesto commitments, National insurance will rise for the self-employed; and only a year after giving a tax break on dividend payments, it was snatched back.

And despite somewhat remote hopes of a last minute reprieve to the introduction of the new version of IR35 for public sector contractors, the Chancellor remained silent.

Perhaps the most worrying aspect for the freelancer and small business community is that this is probably a signal for the writing on the wall of the Taylor Report on small business and taxation which is due to report in the summer.

The small business community should expect more attempts to align them with the tax system for employees.

So 20 years on, the message that freelancers are businesses not disguised employees, still has not been understood.

News and analysis on these and other Budget issues relevant to freelancers are in the
Political News section of Shout99.

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