Raising Corporation Tax and NIC to pay for partial support during Covid-19 would be ‘unjust, uneconomical and unbelievable’, says the IPSE.
The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employedbelieves that it would be unfair for the 1.5 million forgotten self-employed to have to contribute to support that they didn’t even receive.
Andy Chamberlain, Director of Policy at IPSE, commented, “The last few months have financially hammered the self-employed, with over two-thirds seeing a drop in demand for their work. Government support was some help – to a proportion of the self-employed. More noticeable, though, was the 1.5 million who fell through the gaps, leaving many financially devastated.”