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Determining a worker's employment status

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Last updated on 29 September 2016
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How do we decide whether someone is self-employed? We explain the difference between being self-employed and being an employee. We look at the tax and employment rights implications involved with each. We also link to advice for schools on determining whether a person is employed or self-employed.

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Contents

  1. 1 What is self-employed status?
  2. 2 How does this differ from being an employee?
  3. 3 You must check each worker's employment status
  4. 4 Do consultants need a contract?

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