HM Treasury has this week invited contractors to give their input into this year’s Autumn Statement, due on December 3rd.
The self-employed, contractors and freelancers are invited to have their say on government policies, or to suggest new ones to be considered for inclusion in the chancellor’s Autumn Statement, as long as the ideas are ‘original’ and ‘innovative’.
All representations including policy suggestions should explain the rationale, costs, benefits and deliverability of proposals, providing a clear argument on how the proposal contributes to the aims of the Autumn Statement.
All comments or ideas should reach officials from HM Treasury before October 17th in order to be given full consideration. All representations should be sent to [email protected]
Issuing the invitation, HM Treasury officials said: “In the interest of open and transparent policy-making… HM Treasury welcomes representations as part of the policy-making process.”
Ben Dunn, Finance Director at JSA Services comments on the invitation: “This open invitation is a really positive way to get the views of contractors on policy across to the government. There are plenty of policies that affect contractors, the self-employed, and those working as freelancers directly, and now is the time to put forward some cohesive arguments for change.”