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Freelancer being forced to go on the payroll

imeldabyeimeldabye Well-KnownRegistered Posts: 147
Hi all
I have a client who's been freelancing (designer) for a clothing company for 2 days a week (they pay when he invoices them- ie when he goes in) for around 3 years. company has said they can't have him as a freelancer any more, that they are legally obliged now to employ him?
is that right?
thanks

Comments

  • Gem7321Gem7321 Experienced Mentor DevonMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,438
    Have a look here

    http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/calcs/esi.htm

    My first thought is that it sounds like he should be employed. Do they provide his equipment or does he use his own? Does he choose which 2 days he works or do they decide?
  • imeldabyeimeldabye Well-Known Registered Posts: 147
    well he does go in on the same days each week, but they arranged this by mutual consent. He uses their own equipment but takes his own mac in to work on. he doesn't get paid for days that he can't go in if one of his kids is off school...
    thanks!
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