Friday 3 December 2021

UK: HMT, HMRC and BEIS call for evidence - the umbrella company market

A joint call for evidence - from HM Treasury, HMRC and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - has been made in respect umbrella companies: see here (pdf). An umbrella company is, for the purposes of the call for evidence, defined as a "business which employs a worker with a view to that worker being supplied to work for, and under the control of, the end-client". The call for evidence seeks views on the role that such companies play in the labour market and the interactions they have with the tax and employment rights systems. It does so noting that concerns have been made about the risks to workers and taxpayers associated with the umbrella company model. 

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