Labour Market

Self-employed should not be singled out for higher taxes post-Covid


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Professor Len Shackleton quoted by The Telegraph

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Professor Len Shackleton writes for CapX

The Chancellor has hinted that, in return for the assistance the government has granted, the self-employed may be taxed more heavily in the future and there are calls for greater regulation of the self-employed, writes the IEA’s Editorial and Research Fellow Professor Len Shackleton.

But as Len argues in an article for CapX, the self-employed are an extremely heterogenous group, and any ‘one size fits all’ legislation could deter many people from working from themselves. Any changes to the status of self-employed workers should take place in the context of wider and more radical reform, including to the national insurance system.

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