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Employment status


We're seeking views on how to make the employment status rules for employment rights and tax clearer for individuals and businesses.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

We’re seeking views on whether the options proposed in the Taylor Review of Modern Work Practices could achieve more certainty and clarity for businesses when determining employment status, particularly in relation to the realities of the modern labour market.

We are also seeking to understand the potential impacts and implications of those proposals. In addition, this consultation considers whether there are alternative approaches that could better achieve these aims. For tax, this consultation considers the tests that define the boundary between those currently taxed as employees and those who are taxed on a self-employed basis.

Further detail

On 7 February 2018 we published the government response to the Matthew Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices along with this and 3 other related consultations:


Employment status consultation

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Employment status consultation
Level 1 Spur
1 Victoria Street

Published 7 February 2018