NI U-Turn Welcomed By Polegate MP

Wednesday 15th March 2017

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Polegate MP, Maria Caulfield is pleased the Chancellor has reversed his decision to increase National Insurance contributions for the self employed.

Ms Caulfield, who was contacted by a number of constituents, angered by the proposal, spoke to Philip Hammond, both on the phone and in person urging him to rethink his position on the hike, which went against a Conservative pledge not to put National Insurance or Income Tax up this Parliament.

Speaking after hearing the announcement Maria said, “I am pleased that following discussions with the Chancellor he has reversed planned increases to NI contributions for the self-employed. I stood on a manifesto that promised no increases in NI or income tax during this Parliament and I wanted to ensure that this promise was kept in full.

“I would like to thank the chancellor for listening to me and my constituents who were concerned about this issue.”

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