Robert Flello – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the HM Treasury

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Robert Flello on 2015-12-10.

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that lorry drivers have the correct status for the purposes of tax payment.

Mr David Gauke

It is the responsibility of engagers to determine the correct status of workers they engage. HM Revenue & Customs have developed an Employment Status Indicator to help engagers: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/employment-status-indicator

There is also further help with the status of lorry drivers: www.hmrc.gov.uk/Manuals/esmmanual/ESM4210.htm

HM Revenue & Customs is aware that false self-employment presents a tax risk and has deployed compliance resources to address that risk.