Call for self-employed backing

THE Federation of Small Businesses is warning political parties against standing in the way of the UK's millions of self-employed strivers with post-election tax hikes, including National Insurance.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 8th May 2017, 5:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:37 pm

In its small business election manifesto, ‘Small Business, Big Ambition,’ the federation is calling on parties wanting to form the next government, and candidates standing for parliament, to make a positive commitment not to single-out the self-employed for tax rises.

FSB national chairman Mike Cherry said: ‘The UK’s army of 4.8m self-employed are the backbone of this country and should be recognised for the value they add both to the economy and their local communities.

‘Small businesses and the self-employed will be vital to a successful post-Brexit economy.

‘Politicians seeking their votes should be on their side and against hitting them with extra costs.’