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’
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