IPSE respond to Autumn Statement
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Umbrella company contractors will be interested to hear that the Association of Independent Professionals (IPSE) have responded to the recent Autumn Statement.
According to the IPSE, it is concerned with regards to the developments for the UK’s freelance community after hearing the Chancellor’s speech, as changes to rules surrounding IR35 are going to ‘inflict irreparable damage to the public sector at a time it needs its contractors the most’.
Chris Bryce, IPSE Chief Executive, said, “The Government must now justify this decision. It has chosen to ignore the advice of the business and freelance community. We want to know why. It would be totally justified for contractors to walk away from the public sector.
Commenting on worries that the Chancellor also announced a consultation on how to increase the tax take from the self-employed, Bryce added, “There was no recognition for the immense contribution the self-employed make to the economy. Having trumpeted the lowest unemployment rate for 11 years, ironically the Chancellor has launched an attack on the group largely responsible for this record.
“IPSE will continue to fight for the contracting community which has been badly let down by a self-described pro-business Government.”