PCG presents chocolate teapot to Gordon Brown at Labour Party Conference
PCG presents chocolate teapot to Gordon Brown at Labour Party Conference

The Professional Contractors Group (PCG), which represents the UK’s freelancers, today presented a chocolate teapot to Gordon Brown at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester.  The gesture comes in response to the Government’s continuing failure to recognise the importance of the 1.4 million freelancers who contribute to the UK’s economy.

John Brazier, managing director of PCG was at the Party Conference today and said: “Gordon Brown repeatedly mentioned fairness in his speech and we would certainly like to see some fairness shown to freelancers, particularly on tax issues. There are 1.4 million freelancers contributing hugely to UK plc and the Government continues to ignore them.  The UK’s freelance community is growing and it includes some of the country’s most experienced and talented workers who make up a highly skilled, highly mobile and flexible 21st century workforce.  It’s about time Government acknowledged them, recognised them, helped them and stopped penalising them – that would be fair.  A chocolate teapot represents the usefulness of Government action to date!”

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