Revenue and Customs: Internet

Treasury written question – answered on 11th July 2018.

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Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps HMRC has taken to ensure that the Check Employment Status for Tax tool accurately interprets case law for the purpose of deciding employment status.

Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

The check employment status for tax (CEST) digital service was rigorously tested throughout development, with input from external stakeholders, in accordance with government data standards prior to release.

Results have been tested by HMRC against known case law and settled cases.

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