Employment Relationship Guidelines and Approval Process for Engagements

In accordance with employment legislation and HMRC rules the University must ascertain the employment status of individuals.  This is important as it determines the statutory employment rights to which a working person is entitled and how much Income Tax and National Insurance contributions are paid and collected from the individual.

As an employer, it is the University’s responsibility to establish the correct employment status and the correct payment route for anyone it employs so that they:

  • have the appropriate employment rights
  • pay the right amount of Income Tax and National Insurance
  • have access to the correct benefit

Please note: Because someone has self-employed status on one job does not necessarily mean they will have self-employed status with the University.

For further status please see Employment Relationship Guidelines and Approval Process for Engagement.