mattcanary wrote: »
Hear hear! Big Deal!
Taxes need to be raised across the board anyway to help fund the NHS, local authorities, social care, etc. All of which are in a right mess.
boo_star wrote: »
Self Employed people didn't accrue pension years nor were their payments counted towards contribution-based JSA. I'm all for paying my fair share but if we continue to be treated as second-class citizens when it comes to pensions and benefits, it sounds like we're being screwed over.
cavework wrote: »
The harder you work , the more you are penalised ...The people who take the financial risk of becoming self employed seem to be the next cash cow for the Government...
So perhaps they should now expect more cash in hand jobs will happen, where no taxes ..VAT or NI are being paid.
Expect more zero hours contracts ..expect lower employment by small businesses.
Small business owners are constantly under pressure by larger contractors to reduce their costs, these reductions in profitability have to be passed on to the people employed via wages. There is always huge press coverage about employees complaints about low wages , working conditions ...etc. There is far less coverage about the true increase in cost for each employee that small businesses are expected to find while still being able to operate at a profit. Stop blaming the self employed who have taken the risk, time and effort into creating employment you have, for your poor wage packet. Look at the bigger picture and stop imagining your employer is raking in shed loads of money while sunning themselves on a beach somewhere having their lifestyle subsidised by your blood , sweat and tears
agrinnall wrote: »
It was reported as 60p a week yesterday but now that's been corrected to 60p a day, although I believe in the first year that is pretty much offset by abolition of Class 2 NICs.
What I don't understand is why so many SE people commenting online and on the radio can't seem to grasp that paying NICs has nothing to do with paid holidays - loads of them are saying if they have to pay higher NICs then they should get paid holidays, seemingly without realising that it's employers who pay for holidays, not the government, and that all the government does is legislate for how much paid leave employees are entitled to.
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