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Onshore Employment Intermediaries: False Self-Employment Legislation

Posted by: David Powers 14 Mar 14 - 4:52PM  | Recruitment

Do you have questions about False Self-Employment Legislation? Read on...

As expected, an announcement from HMRC yesterday confirmed that the Onshore Employment Intermediaries: False Self-Employment Legislation is likely to become effective as of the 4th April 2014.

Following the confirmation of the full legislation it would appear clear to us that the legislation is focussed toward those individuals operating on a sole trader basis and who are being paid gross of any taxes or NICs. Although the legislation is still subject to final guidance for employers, we are reasonably confident that our contractors that operate through their own Limited Companies will not be impacted by the legislation.

For our contractors employed by an Umbrella organisation, again we are confident that the legislation will have no impact however we advise that you talk firstly with your Umbrella organisation should you have any queries or questions. 

Please click here for a link to the government's document on legislation.

We will, of course update you with our thoughts after the Chancellor's Budget speech next week. If you do have any specific questions in relation to the legislation then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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