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Social Security: Self-employed

Treasury written question – answered on 1st November 2019.

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Photo of Lord Black of Brentwood Lord Black of Brentwood Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that HM Revenue and Customs provides rebates for freelance workers in the EU27 who may incur double deductions of social security as a result of the invalidity of A1 certificates in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Photo of The Earl of Courtown The Earl of Courtown Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)

If the UK leaves the EU with an agreement then there will be no changes to social security coordination during the implementation period ending on 31 December 2020.

The Government is working to protect UK workers in a no deal scenario by seeking an EU-wide approach or reciprocal bilateral arrangements with Member States to transitionally continue the current social security coordination rules in full until the end of December 2020. Where arrangements are put in place, individuals, employers and freelancers will continue to pay social security contributions in one country at a time.

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