NI tax rise for self-employed is 'progressive'
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Matthew Taylor: tax rise for self-employed is 'progressive'

Last year the government asked Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts and former policy chief for Tony Blair to carry out a review of modern employment practices.

Matthew Taylor told Radio 4's World at One that the tax rise announced in the budget yesterday, to increase National Insurance contributions for some self-employed, was "progressive" and "economically rational".

Mr Taylor said that had this change not been made, there would have been a further increase in the "differential" between the self-employed and the employed.

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