This week’s Star Letter goes to Mark for his comments on Spring Budget ‘17: Tumbleweeds for the property market
Mark – 1 hour ago. 10.03.2017
As a self employed person, I do not get sick pay, holiday pay nor can I sign on. I also work 15 hours a day and work every weekend getting paperwork up to date. So, where is the parity with the employed?
I want to be employed, but most surveyors these days have to work on a consultancy basis, which means you have to be self-employed. We have to supply all our own equipment, including car, so it costs a fortune before you get any jobs. My gross for February was £1,000. If I was employed on a salary, like the old days, I would have been paid £5,000 salary plus they would have provided a car and other benefits, and the most important thing is that I would have stopped work at 5-30pm!
So why don’t the government force these large valuation companies to employ us, as technically we do not fulfill the requirements of being “self-employed” as laid down by HMRC.