This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government

Rejected petition Give self-employed the same rights as the employed.

The Self employed get no sick pay , no maternity pay , no pension contributions, they also have to wait between 30/60 days or longer for payment, how is a tax rise making it "fair".

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s not clear what the petition is asking the UK Government or Parliament to do.

The Chancellor has announced today (15 March) that the proposed changes to National Insurance for self-employed people won’t go ahead.

The Chancellor made a statement about this to the House of Commons. You can find out more, including how to watch the statement and read a transcript, here:

You can read a letter about this issue, which the Chancellor has sent to the Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee (Andrew Tyrie MP), here:

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