Procedures in NIC&EO PAYE Employer Office, Longbenton: contractor requests a status check for a subcontractor
A contractor must ensure that the employment status of a subcontractor who carries out work for them is correct. There are two different types of status:
- employed - the individual should be paid through the PAYE system or
- self-employed - the individual should be paid through the CIS system.
A contractor can request a check of a subcontractor’s employment status at any time. If you receive such a request
- inform the contractor to phone the CIS Helpline on 0300 200 3210 who will be able to give consistent and accurate advice using the Employment Status Indicator (ESI) tool.
Note: You must not make any attempt to give any advice on the employment status of a subcontractor.