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Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (15 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: The self-employed benefit from increased personal allowances, taking 3 million people out of tax altogether and a tax cut for 29 million people. From April this year, the self-employed, like the employed, will have access to tax-free childcare and the additional childcare offer for three and four-year-olds. That is a new extension of the entitlement to the self-employed. As I mentioned, the...

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (15 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: I explained how we approached this issue. We have a bigger job to do here. The country is embarking on a great venture that will shape the future of this country for many years to come. National insurance class 4 contributions are important, but I suggest they are not the only challenge facing the country today. It is important that we focus on the other issues that are vital to get right.

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (15 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: As I have said many times today and am very happy to say again, we will always support those who are taking risks to grow and found new businesses. Our job—I take this very seriously and my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister takes it very seriously—is to do what is right for the country. When it becomes apparent that we have to do something because it is the right thing for the...

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (15 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: It is certainly the case that at the time of the last general election the referendum had not taken place. Indeed, if a Conservative Government had not been elected a referendum would not have taken place. The hon. Gentleman knows and understands that very well. I have explained today how we approached the manifesto commitments, how we delivered them into law and how we have reviewed the way...

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (15 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: My hon. Friend is exactly right. As I have already said several times today, we will not adopt the convenient ruse the right hon. Member for Hayes and Harlington has of pretending that we can borrow for everything without any cost. If something needs doing, such as funding our social care system, we have to be prepared to pay for it. Simply pretending that we can borrow for it and pass the...

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (15 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: We know that the Scottish National party believes in higher taxes, because everyone earning more than £45,000 will be paying £314 a year more tax in Scotland next year than in England.

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (15 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: That is the purpose of the report that Matthew Taylor is writing to look at the differences in treatment as the economy changes shape. My hon. Friend is absolutely right that there are examples of employers egregiously forcing employees into bogus self-employment, but there are also much more complex cases—for example, where new digital platforms are allowing people to work in different...

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (15 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: As I have said, we have considered the issue of women affected by the pension age changes and we have provided some transitional funding. I am aware that there are people who believe that that is not sufficient and who would like more. I understand that, but the role of Government is always to balance the claims of individuals against the interests of the taxpayer, who has to fund these...

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (15 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: I am grateful to my hon. Friend, and I extend my sincere good wishes to all the people of Kettering—self-employed or otherwise—and everywhere else.

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (15 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: I hear what the hon. Lady says, but this is a measure that will affect only people who have a share portfolio worth typically more than £50,000. It is a measure that affects a relatively small number of people. If we want to fund things such as social care with additional cash injections, we have to raise the money from somewhere. I am sorry if that is a hard lesson. I know it is one...

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (15 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: Yes, although I remind my hon. Friend that we have embarked on an efficiency review, seeking to make a further £3.5 billion of efficiency savings in departmental expenditure, of which I have committed to reinvest £1 billion in our priorities. Getting the balance right between taxation, efficiency in public expenditure and borrowing where it is right to do so is important. I have...

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (15 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: As I have said, we will include looking at auto-enrolment in the broader review that we are going to undertake of the differences in treatment between employees and the self-employed, which is clearly a significant area.

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (15 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: Further to that point of order, Let me merely and briefly read the hon. Lady’s words as recorded in Hansard: “As we have heard, this Bill enacts the Conservatives’ manifesto pledge not to increase NICs in this Parliament.”—[Official Report, 3 November 2015; Vol. 601, c. 914.]

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (15 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: With permission, Mr Speaker, I wish to make a statement on national insurance contributions paid by the self-employed. As I set out in the Budget last Wednesday, the gap between benefits available to the self-employed and those in employment has closed significantly over the last few years. Most notably, the introduction of the new state pension in April 2016 is worth an additional...

Financial Statement (8 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: I report today on an economy that has continued to confound the commentators with robust growth, a labour market delivering record employment and a deficit down by over two thirds. As we start our negotiations to exit the European Union, this Budget takes forward our plan to prepare Britain for a brighter future. It provides a strong and stable platform for those negotiations; it extends...

Financial Statement (8 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: The one place where I will not hear the voice of business is on the Opposition Benches. I committed at the autumn statement to review, with business, our R and D tax credit regime. We have done so and concluded that it is globally competitive. But to make the UK even more attractive for R and D, we have accepted industry calls for a reduction in administrative burdens around the scheme and...

Financial Statement (8 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: It says here that I will commit a further £20 million of Government funding to support the campaign against violence against women and girls, which, as my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister said earlier, takes the Government’s commitment to this campaign to over £100 million in this Parliament. That is on top of the tampon tax, which today delivers another £12 million...

Financial Statement (8 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: Wait for it: there will be £200 million for the Welsh Government and almost £120 million for an incoming Northern Ireland Executive, demonstrating once again that we are stronger together in this great, United Kingdom. Perhaps the single most important thing that a Government can do to support ordinary working families is invest in the future, so that their children and...


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