Employment status determination

The tax compliance checks are relevant for all self-employed individuals engaged to perform work for the University which consists of personal services (as opposed to supply of goods), but not issued with a contract of employment. 

This applies both to individuals engaged directly, or via intermediaries (for example, Limited Companies registered with Companies House). 

The check consists of a two-step process by completing two separate forms: - 

1. HMRC Status Indicator 

2. Online Data Capture. 

The forms can be completed by the engager or the individual being engaged. Once both forms have been completed, you are required to email both PDF documents across to finance-vat@bristol.ac.uk 

This is a requirement in order to obtain a reference number from the Tax team and to be set-up as a supplier. Please follow the two-step process to determine employment status.

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