This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Petition Stop the Loan Charge 2019 from being applied retrospectively

The 2019 Loan Charge seeks to historically tax a significant proportion of UK freelance workers for employment arrangements they used over the last twenty years. This is estimated to affect around 100,000 workers across all sectors.

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20 years of Government inaction has meant they need a scapegoat. And the scapegoat in this instance is not only your big money footballers and celebrities but your average Joe contractor. A contractor working for 5 years on a salary of £30,000 could be liable for a sum of around £40,000.

It would be unsurprising if Freelancers as a result are pushed into family breakdown, depression and sadly even suicide. Monies that have been saved for years will be wiped out overnight.

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