TPA: Government letting down self employed

Responding to the announcement that the government will not proceed with the abolition of Class 2 National Insurance contributions (NICs), John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance said: 

“Millions of self-employed people in Britain who were promised lower and simpler taxes next year will be extremely disappointed by this announcement. High taxes on the self employed discourages entrepreneurship and risk taking. If the government wants to make contributions more equivalent between the employed and self employed, then they should instead give those on salaries a tax cut.”