Self Employment Versus Employment in the Uk

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I am writing to you as promised to help you to understand your employment status at Abertyt Hydro. I would like to start with an explanation of the difference between a contract for service and a contract of service which could be helpful to recognise your position. Contract of service relates to a person who is in employment, can also be described as a person being in service to an employer. Contract for service relates to a person who is self – employed and provides services to a client.
It is fundamental to consider the following criteria for deciding whether or not you are self-employed or employed by the company. You should answer few simple questions to be clearer about it. First of all is about control – who decides what to do? How and when a job is done? Where carry out the job? Next step is about financial risk and its consequences – are you or not the person who risks the money in the business and is responsible for all of consequences whether they are good or bad for the business? Equipment is another thing you should ask yourself about. Do you provide your own or you do not? As it is generally accepted that employees do not provide their own equipment and self-employed persons usually do. Following two things to consider your status are: work performance as well as work correction. Who decides about the job performance and also who takes the responsibility for any correction in case of unsatisfactory work? One of the last things to think about is your holiday and sickness entitlement. Under The Working Time Regulation case law you could find out more than in this letter that the holiday pay is usually the right of employees of the company but in some circumstances self-employed persons acquire right to that. They have to be engaged for 13 calendar weeks continuously with the company. On the other hand only employees are entitled to…...

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