Plans for a tax cut for millions of self-employed workers have been scrapped by chancellor Phillip Hammond. This will cost those affected £130 a year, and those affected number around three million.

They have denied plans to abolish class 2 National Insurance Contributions for the self-employed, and in the words of John O’Connell is ‘letting down’ all those affected. Also saying that ‘High taxes on the self-employed discourages entrepreneurship and risk-taking.’ O’Connell has been making it clear that he opposes the scrapping of the plans, which were planned to have taken place in April. But obviously were delayed for a year, and was recently fully overturned with no sign or repeal in sight.