With the Budget offering continued support for the self-employed during the pandemic, there are still concerns that some people within the sector are being excluded.
The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) has responded to the Chancellor’s Budget:
Derek Cribb, CEO of IPSE, said, “After the severe and disproportionate financial impact of the pandemic on the self-employed sector, this Budget contains much that will be welcome to struggling UK freelancers. We thank the Chancellor for listening to our calls for more support for new self-employed people and extending SEISS in-line with employee support. We are also grateful the Chancellor listened to our calls for a small profits rate of Corporation Tax, although we believe the threshold is too low.
“Overall, this Budget presents a hopeful vision for many freelancers – in the midst of dark times. We urge the Chancellor and government, however, not to forget still excluded groups such as limited company directors and look at new ways to support all parts of the self-employed sector.”