Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:13 pm on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of Rob Marris Rob Marris Labour, Wolverhampton South West 5:13 pm, 8th March 2017

The right hon. Gentleman talked earlier about waking up tomorrow and having another look at the Budget; may I suggest that he does that with regard to this issue? According to the Chancellor’s figures—I do not know whether they are accurate—the increase will raise £146 million a year, and national insurance tax breaks for the self-employed are £5 billion a year. Proportionally, on the Chancellor’s figures, that is not a big increase.