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22 September 2015
Issue: 4519 / Categories: Forum & Feedback

Can a company director invoice for work on a self-employed basis?

My client has set up a new company which provides specialist advice to athletes. He owns 50% of the company and carries out all the assessments of clients’ fitness and injuries for the company. The other shareholder has put in finance to buy equipment.
My client is a university lecturer with a full-time employment and some consultancy income from lecturing examining and other advice. As a result he has not been able to devote much time to the new venture and it has not yet made enough money to pay him anything. When it does is it possible for him to invoice by the hour on a self-employed basis? He would be providing specific services to the company but he would also be integral to the company – in fact he is the “face” of the business. 

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