Delivery Services: Self-employed

Treasury written question – answered on 13th March 2023.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Conservative, East Yorkshire

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of delivery drivers operating in the UK who are not registered as being self-employed and who are evading paying income tax; what steps he is taking to address that issue; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The Government is committed in tackling non-compliance across all areas of the economy and tax system, including those who fail to register for and pay the taxes they owe. It continues to support HMRC with the resources and technology it needs to transform the way it approaches and tackles non-compliance.

HMRC proactively obtains a range of third-party data to identify undeclared sources of income including online intermediaries and card payment providers, and carries out a range of compliance interventions as a result.

Some delivery drivers will be employees and will be registered with HMRC under Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.

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