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Are you self-employed?

A person is self-employed if they run their business for themselves and take responsibility for its success or failure.

You are probably self-employed and do not have the rights of an employee if you are exempt from PAYE and most of the following are also true:

  • You put in bids or give quotes to get work
  • You are not under direct supervision when working
  • You submit invoices for the work you have done
  • You are responsible for paying your own National Insurance and tax (VAT and Income tax)
  • You do not get holiday or sick pay when you are not working
  • You operate under a contract (sometimes known as a ‘contract for services’ or ‘consultancy agreement’) that uses terms like ‘self-employed’, ‘consultant’ or an ‘independent contractor’

If you are still unsure as to whether or not you qualify as self-employed, please contact our network of the top UK solicitors or send us your questions.