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Engagement of individuals working on a short-term or one-off basis

14 Sep 2011

New guidance to help managers apply the appropriate employment status (employee or self-employed) in accordance with HM Revenue and Customs rules.

There are significant financial risks for the University in engaging individuals as ‘suppliers’ on a self-employed basis in situations where they ought to be treated as workers or employees.

Before seeking to engage an individual on a self-employed basis (i.e. to be paid via Accounts Payable on submission of an invoice), you should read Determination of Employer/Supplier Status - Guidance for Managers which can be downloaded from the following webpage:

The webpage also provides links to contacts in HR, Finance and Procurement who can help to determine correct status or provide general advice and information.

Please note - Form ES1 (Determination of Employment/Supplier Status) has been revised to include additional information. Managers are asked to use this latest version.