Proof that Theresa May isn’t a friend of workers’ rights

The head of May’s policy board, MP George Freeman, has said in the past that he believes Britain’s biggest firms should pay only 10% corporation tax and that people working in new firms should have no employment rights (such as maternity pay, paid leave and minimum wage). These proposals were included a policy paper he co-wrote in 2013 with fellow Tory Kwasi Kwarteng called “The Innovation Economy: Industrial Policy for the 21st Century”.

In the paper, he suggested:

We should exempt new firms for their first three years from employers’ national insurance, business rates, corporation tax and employment legislation.

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