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Employed or self-employed?

IR56 – Employed or self-employed? A guide to employment status for tax and National Insurance Contributions Introduction This general guide to employment status for tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) will help in deciding whether you are an employee or self-employed. Although it is aimed at workers, it will also be useful for those who engage workers. Your employment status will affect how much tax and NICs you pay and how it will be collected. The type of National Insurance (NI) that you pay will affect some types of benefits, for example, whether you can receive Statutory Sick Pay when you are unable to work through ill health. The person you work for needs to decide your correct employment status. It is their responsibility and it is important that they get this right... »