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Lawspeed comments on false self-employment consultation document

Effect of proposals

Of significant note is the proposal to create a presumption of deemed employment for tax purposes in certain circumstances. Combined with a change so that PAYE legislation applies when the worker is & lsquo;personally involved in the provision of the work’, and a tighter definition of the word & lsquo;control’ as a test for application of the tax, HMRC is effectively planning to draw a significant number of workers into the PAYE regime.

What next

These are currently only proposals...but they give a strong indication of the direction that HMRC is taking in this area. The consultation closes on 4th February 2014, with the final legislation set to be implemented in the Finance Bill in 2014.

Lawspeed will be holding seminars on this critical issue. To attend a Lawspeed seminar in Manchester or London in January 2014, aimed at recruitment businesses and service providers, book your place by emailing or calling 01273 236236.


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