What Are Consultancy Agreements?
Where an individual is self-employed, a consultancy agreement will be the contract will which outline the obligations between the company and the consultant.
Whether you are an individual or a company, we can advise on the contents of a consultancy agreement.
Although a consultancy agreement may expressly outline that an individual is to be regarded as self-employed, in reality it is not conclusive as to employment status or an individual’s tax status. The government have provided some guidance on employment status here. [link: https://www.gov.uk/employment-status]
A company should be careful as to how they treat an individual who should be self-employed, and what wording is used in conjunction with their contract, and how they are instructed, dressed, their ability to delegate etc. Otherwise, although a company has assumed that the relationship is purely contractual, an employment relationship (and the corresponding rights and responsibilities) may have formed.
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