The government has scrapped plans to give 2.7 million self-employed workers a tax cut
It said Class II National Insurance contributions would not now be abolished in this Parliament.
The Federation of Small Businesses said it was “extremely disappointing and flies in the face of tax simplification”.
The Shadow Chancellor tweeted:
Hammond's NICs tax hike is yet another betrayal of the self-employed.
Despite earning significantly lower today than they were in 2010, the self employed now face further tax rises while giant corporations see their tax bills slashed.
— John McDonnell MP (@johnmcdonnellMP) September 6, 2018