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Employment Status Indicator

Check your employment status

The law for Income Tax, National Insurance and VAT does not define whether an individual is employed or self-employed. When considering employment status, HMRC will apply the principles established by the courts. These principles are generally referred to as case law.
For contractors, temps, agency workers and freelance professionals, there has long been a deep sense of confusion regarding the status of their employment. HMRC has taken a view that each freelance contract or assignment should be judged in isolation. This places a significant burden on the contractor to ensure they are compliant with current HMRC legislation ( IR35) and seek professional advice where appropriate.

To assist with this process, HMRC have developed an Employment Status Indicator (ESI) tool which enables you to check the your employment status online.

Click on the link below to check your employment status.

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