David Morris, MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale, has been appointed as the first ever self-employed ambassador who will bang the drum for freelancers throughout the UK.
He said: “It was an honour to be appointed as the Governments self-employed ambassador by the Prime Minister.
“As a self-employed businessman myself, for nearly 30 years before I came into Parliament I know only too well how Government’s policy effects those who are self-employed. I believe our self-employed and small businessmen are the lifeblood for the economic recovery and believe that stripping back the burden of red tape and taxation will allow freelancers to flourish.”
The news has been welcomed by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed.