The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has issued a message of support and thanks to the UK’s 1.4m feelance workers.
Mr Cameron sent a letter yesterday to the Professional Contractors Group (PCG) in recognition of 23 November being National Freelancers Day. In his letter the PM said: “I can’t tell you how much admiration I have for people who leave the comfort of a regular wage to strike out on their own. It takes a lot of courage – and without that courage this country would be a much poorer place.
“The 1.4million freelancers in our country make a massive contribution to our economy. More and more people are choosing freelancing, recognising that it strikes the right balance between work and life in the 21st century, and as we go for economic growth this Government is getting right beghind them.”
Encouraing words, I’m sure you’ll agree. However, let’s wait until the new version of IR35 is published before getting too carried away…