Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tory Attack On White Van Men.

The Tories are planning another targeted attack on white van men and women

Posted on May 15
PatrickOflynn.pngPatrick O'Flynn, the UKIP Economics spokesman, has today warned that the Tories are likely to hit the self employed with hikes in National Insurance.

Mr O'Flynn demanded that the Chancellor, Philip Hammond protect the lifeblood of our economy, the self employed strivers.

"First, he could and should explicitly rule out unleashing a new national insurance raid on the self-employed. The pernicious measure that he set out in his Budget, and that UKIP vehemently opposed, would have hit 2.5 million workers, 1.6 million of whom are basic rate income tax payers.

"It would have cost them an average of £240 a year each. When Mr Hammond withdrew it, he did so  only because it contravened the terms of the 2015 Tory manifesto which will of course falls after this election. He said he still thought that hiking NI on the self-employed was “the right approach”.