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14 June 2016 / Alastair Kendrick
Issue: 4554 / Categories: Comment & Analysis

Some of the topical employment tax issues having an impact on the road haulage industry.


  • The Road Haulage Association is highlighting the problems of engaging drivers on a self-employed basis.
  • Self-employed drivers must hold an operating licence and carry on their own haulage business.
  • Umbrella company workers can no longer claim travel and subsistence costs that would not be allowed for employees.
  • Meal and sleeper cab allowances can continue subject to record-keeping compliance.
  • From the 6 April 2016 salary sacrifice arrangements cannot be used in conjunction with travel and subsistence payments.

Some key employment tax issues are affecting the haulage sector and those working in the industry or advising clients who do should be aware of these. Perhaps the most important issue at this time is false self-employment and the Road Haulage Association (RHA) issued a press release on this...

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