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BUDGET 2017: I’M DISAPPOINTED MR CHANCELLOR, IGNORING THE SHARING ECONOMY WILL COST US DEARLY

As a Sharing Economy pioneer and the person credited with first bringing the Sharing Economy to the government’s attention in 2011, frankly, I’m disappointed. Despite my call to the Treasury to increase the Sharing Economy tax allowance from £1,000 to £4,000 and to accelerate growth of Sharing Economy enterprises and business relocations to the UK by easing red tape, the Chancellor has overlooked his biggest hope for the UK’s economic future. With the Sharing Economy delivering the biggest societal shift since the Industrial Revolution, the Chancellor has squandered an opportunity to make the UK a world leader in the sector and boost our economic wealth. Mr Hammond wants to “move forwards an

CHANCELLOR: DON'T IGNORE THE SHARING ECONOMY - IT COULD SAVE YOUR BUDGET

AN OPEN LETTER Dear Mr Hammond, I know you have a lot on your plate this week. I’m sure you’ve been having sleepless nights, Brexit nightmares, and no doubt you’re checking the small print on your pension. But I’d ask you to read this first. It could well save your job. I suspect your budget tomorrow will overlook the current best hope for the British economy: the Sharing Economy. In cities, towns, businesses, communities and countries across the world, the Sharing Economy continues its disruptive march, delivering the biggest societal shift since the Industrial Revolution. Valued at over £190 billion globally - but predicted to rise to over £2 trillion in the next few years - what was initi

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