New Forest East

ECONOMY – TAXATION – 3 November 1999

Dr Julian Lewis: In support of my hon. Friend's remarks, may I give him the example of Mr Simon Scantlebury in my constituency? In July, he told me:

"As a freelance licensed member of a national organisation, I pay nearly £30,000 in Income Tax and National Insurance. If I am forced to work as an employee, my umbrella organisation will fold. Age 61, I will become unemployed. No doubt you agree this is extremely unsound economics!"