Susan Elan Jones MP used a parliamentary debate to raise the concerns of local freelance workers. The Clwyd South MP spoke about Acrefair resident Kaye Edwards (pictured in the photograph with Susan Elan Jones MP), a freelancer who runs a consultancy business. The MP also raised the case of another local business person in the debate which was responded to by a Treasury Minister.
Speaking afterwards, Susan Elan Jones MP said:
“None of us want to see tax loopholes, but I’m concerned that the proposed IR35 changes to the tax code will be bad for hardworking freelancers who do contract work. The changes proposed are complicated and I think business groups like the CBI are right to call for the Government to pause them until there’s greater clarity. I share my constituents’ concerns about how off-payroll IR35 tax legislation has impacted negatively on freelancers undertaking contracts in the public sector and believe it might be damaging if it were extended to the private sector”.