Am I employed, self-employed or both?
Whether you are employed or self-employed depends on the facts. It is important for you to understand whether you are an employee or self-employed. If a business offers you work and does not operate Pay As You Earn (PAYE) because it decides that you are self-employed, but HMRC later disagree with this, then typically HMRC should chase the business first. BUT - they could come after you too, if they think that you colluded with the business in the failure to operate PAYE.
Am I an employee?
To find information to help you decide whether or not you are an employee, including a list of factors that indicate employment, look at ‘am I employed, self-employed, both or neither?’ in the ‘self-employment’ of this website.
Am I self-employed?
To find information to help you decide whether or not you are self-employed, including a list of factors that point towards self-employment, look at ‘am I employed, self-employed, both or neither’ in the ‘self-employment section’ of this website.
What if some factors point to employment and some to self-employment?
It is important to note that no single factor is decisive. It is possible that some factors will point to employment and others will point to being self-employed. Then, the overall position must be considered.
For more information, look at ‘am I employed, self-employed, both or neither’ in the ‘self-employment section’ of this website.
Can I be employed and self-employed at the same time?
Yes, it is possible to be both employed and self-employed at the same time if you have two different jobs. For example, if you work for yourself as a hairdresser during the day (self-employed) but in the evening you work as a receptionist in a hotel (employed).