Changes from 6th April 2017

Changes from 6th April 2017

Long mooted changes to those working in the Public Sector via a Personal Service Company (PSC) have recently been clarified and will be ratified in the Finance Act 2017.

Contractors themselves will not be able to decide if the Intermediaries legislation applies to them, this responsibility will fall on the public sector body who is engaging their services.  It had always been thought that the party paying the worker (most commonly the agency) would be responsible for determining the workers status.  The responsibility for the tax will move from the worker themselves to the staffing agency or third-party that pays them.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have developed a utility to assist public sector bodies, the Employment Status Indicator Tool, which was will be made widely available in late February.

Long mooted changes to those working in the Public Sector via a Personal Service Company (PSC) have recently been clarified and will be ratified in the Finance Act 2017.

Contractors themselves will not be able to decide if the Intermediaries legislation applies to them, this responsibility will fall on the public sector body who is engaging their services.  It had always been thought that the party paying the worker (most commonly the agency) would be responsible for determining the workers status.  The responsibility for the tax will move from the worker themselves to the staffing agency or third-party that pays them.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have developed a utility to assist public sector bodies, the Employment Status Indicator Tool, which was will be made widely available in late February.

Allison Briggs
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