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Posted in Minoli
8th April 2014
Like many companies in the United Kingdom we received in the post this morning a letter from the Prime Minister.
This is in regards to new National Insurance allowance, giving us and many other companies £2,000 off of our (NIC) contribution from April 6th.
May be it is just my frame of mind, after 5 nearly 6 of the hardest trading years in living memory, but I find this letter to be condescending to the point of being insulting to the intelligence of business owners and directors.
“Thanks for your hard work” …..yes, it has been and will continue to be bloody hard work, £2,000 will make a small difference, and it is unusual that it is £2,000 not being deducted and thrown into the bottomless pit of the public purse, but will it really make a difference to most companies, I think not much…. if anything at all.
As a matter of sheer principal I am going to try to find a use for this “extra” money , something that will bring something extra to Minoli, our team or the greater economic good. But we operate in the south of England, even advertising for additional people could burn through this allowance, before a potential staff member is even at interview stage.
But, Mr. Cameron must realize that what we need as employers is a steady and constant playing field, with minimal additional government interference and the ability to generate business and not be penalized for doing so. National insurance is a tax on employing people and the biggest Ponzi scheme in British History.