Government backtracks on class 2 NICs abolition

The government has backed down on a pledge to abolish class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) in a decision that represents a fundamental breach of faith with the self-employed sector.

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Labour launches proposal for ‘gig economy’

The Labour Party has unveiled proposals that would provide statutory rights to everyone working in the gig economy.

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Referees show HMRC the red card

Referees – some of whom officiated in the Premier League – have defeated HMRC in a First Tier Tax Tribunal after proving that they are self-employed.

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