Budget 2017: Self-employed 'tax raid' a 'rookie error'

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s “tax raid” on the self-employed in the Budget has been described as a “rookie error” by former Tory chancellor Lord Lamont.

He told the BBC the Conservative election pledge not to increase National Insurance, income tax and VAT was a “mistake”.

He said Mr Hammond should “drop” the NI increase, which has been criticised by newspapers and some Conservative MPs.

But Prime Minister Theresa May has

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