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Government response on employment status – no change

06 September 2022 / Susan Ball , Carolyn Brown
Issue: 4855 / Categories: Comment & Analysis
Three into two won’t go!

Key points

  • The government believes the three-tiered framework for employment status – worker employee and self-employed – for employment rights provides the right balance.
  • There will be no legislative reform of the employment tests.
  • Three separate pieces of employment law guidance designed to bring additional clarity one aimed at individuals one aimed at employers and more detailed guidance aimed at human resource and legal professionals have been published.
  • The government has also updated its ‘calculating the minimum wage’ guidance to include a specific section on gig economy workers. Employers should familiarise themselves with this.
  • As for aligning the tax and employment tests the government recognises that there could be benefits but says now is not the right time.
  • There are no plans to introduce an online tool similar to the check employment status for tax tool to help determine eligibility...

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