Determining employment status
Steps to be followed when considering appointing a self-employed worker OR Personal Service Company (PSC)
1. The University engager should complete the employment status checker on HMRC website (ESS)
2. Save outcome as PDF with worker name as reference
3. Ensure that a written agreement exists covering what, how and when the work is to be done and the mechanism for payment - attach to ESS outcome
4 . If the ESS indicates PAYE is to be operated, a discussion with the HR Partner is required prior to engaging, in order to agree the
5. If the ESS indicates PAYE is NOT applicable payment can be made by Finance Payment Section, forward invoice for processing.
If you have any queries regarding the above guidance please contact the Recruitment and Resourcing team.