Employment Status Consultation`
The Government is currently running a consultation on employment status as part of the Government's response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices (https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/employment-status). The consultation is open until 1st June.
This is a joint consultation authored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), HM Treasury (HMT), and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and considers employment status for both rights and tax. Employment status determines the rights an individual is entitled to and the level of tax that they are required to pay. The Taylor Review concluded that the current framework does not provide the level of clarity and certainty that individuals and businesses need - particularly regarding those working in non-standard forms of employment or as part of the emerging gig economy.
Government wants to ensure that as part of the consultation we engage and seek views with a wide range of stakeholders, and as such would like to invite you to attend an event on Monday 21st May 2018, 11.00am until 1.30pm, at The King’s Centre, 63-75 King St, Norwich, NR1 1PH, to discuss and share your views and experience on status, in relation to questions being asked in the current consultation. This will be in an open and non-judgemental forum.
Government has stated that its overarching aim is to ensure everyone knows what rights they have, as well as make it clearer for employers what their responsibilities are.
Please come prepared to discuss:
• The current framework for rights status - ’employee, worker, and self-employed’ and the framework for tax status- ‘employee and self-employed’
• The relevance of the key factors that determine whether an individual is an employee, worker, or self-employed (for rights and tax purposes);
• The potential impact of codifying the tests the courts use to determine status (i.e. setting into legislation the case law that has emerged from tribunal cases), including what level of codification could be appropriate
• The potential merits of developing alternative, more precise or objective tests for determining status.
• Whether the status frameworks for tax and rights could be and should be better aligned.
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