Labour calls summit to develop new deal for the self-employed

Labour is to convene a summit to develop a new deal for self-employed workers – recognising “that the world of work itself is changing”, the shadow chancellor has said.

John McDonnell told an audience at the party’s economic conference in Scotland that Labour would have roundtable discussions with trade unions, self-employed representatives, and business groups to work out a new policy settlement in the area.

The idea comes after the Chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled a National Insurance hike for self-employed workers in the Budget on Wednesday, prompting cries of opposition from some Tory MPs.

Mr McDonnell said: “The challenge for the next

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