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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 on tackling disguised employment do not encourage the contracting of work to overseas or foreign contractors where HMRC has more limited powers.

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.

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