This matrix should establish what employment status a person has, however it is not exhaustive and HMRC have also produced an online questionnaire to help determine the status.

 

The ET will always look at the wording of the contract as a starting point, but it is not determinative. It is how the contract is performed that is the important point.

 

(Abridged and published with permission from colleagues at PJH Law – employment law specialists.)

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