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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.
Because self-employed people have things so easy, right?
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) 1488978215
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) 1488978973
Because all self-employed people are high-earning entrepreneurs, aren't they?
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) 1488978148
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) 1488981792
It's their tax we really need to crack down on, obviously?
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