THREE protests are set to be held in Bromsgrove on Saturday (November 30) by campaigners who want Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid to scrap the Loan Charge.

The Loan Charge campaigners are set to protest outside Mr Javid's High Street office in the town as well as at campaign meetings in Barnt Green and Wythall.

A statement from the Loan Charge Action Group said it would "lay seven wreaths and light seven candles to highlight the seven suicide victims of the Loan Charge tax".

The group, which insists its protest will be peaceful, says it represent tens of thousands of contract workers nationwide who face life-changing retrospective tax bills.

Its statement said: "Loan charge campaigners will lobby the Bromsgrove constituency office of Savid Javid and broadcast their message outside BBC Birmingham.

"They will then move on to peacefully confront the Chancellor of the Exchequer at two campaign meetings.

"The campaigners plan to be outside both public meeting venues to greet Savid Javid and his constituents with wreaths, candles and placards where they aim to ask Sajid directly if he will now commit to suspending the Loan charge should the Conservative party be re-elected to government on December 12."

The Loan Charge legislation was introduced by the Conservatives in their 2017 Budget and came into effect in April 2019.

It allows HMRC to pursue retrospective tax on employment schemes going as far back as 1999 while removing all protections and right of appeal.