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Employment: Taxation

Treasury written question – answered on 13th February 2020.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Conservative, North West Durham

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that policies to tackle disguised employment do not adversely affect genuine contractors.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Government policies to tackle disguised employment only apply to individuals who are working like employees under the current employment status tests. They do not apply to the self-employed or stop anyone working through their own company.

HMRC are committed to working with organisations to ensure changes to the rules are introduced correctly. This includes:

  • An enhanced version of the Check Employment Status for Tax tool
  • Webinars for tax agents
  • Online guidance
  • Targeted communications for organisations affected.

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