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In today’s budget, Philip Hammond announced that self-employed people will face an increase in the amount of tax they pay.
National Insurance contributions paid by the self-employed will increase from9% to 10% in 2018.
Hammond says that is making things fairer, as self-employed people currently pay less.
The self-employed should pay the same NIs as everyone else. I look forward to getting the same statutory sick & holiday pay too. #Budget2017 — Nathaniel Tapley (@Nathaniel Tapley)
If self-employed now pay similar levels of NI to employees, this will and should raise questions about entitlement to sick & maternity pay — Ryan Shorthouse (@Ryan Shorthouse)
Good to see Hammond hammering Uber drivers, Deliveroo workers and other self-employed, what with all that money they rake in. #Budget2017 — David Schneider (@David Schneider)
Targeting the self employed, hitting White Van Man with a tax hike betrays Theresa May’s pledge to help the just about managing. #Budget2017 — Tim Farron (@Tim Farron)
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