Collection

Employment status: employed or self-employed

This collection has guidance to help employers and individuals decide the employment status of a worker, including information for employment intermediaries.

It’s important to know someone’s employment status because it helps determine:

  • their rights
  • their employer’s responsibilities

It also affects how they pay tax and National Insurance and some entitlements.

Guidance

Guidance to help work out if someone is employed or self-employed. You can also contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about employment status issues.

Guide to employment status

Tools

Use this service to work out if someone is employed or self-employed.

  1. Check employment status for tax

    • Guidance
Published 26 November 2014