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Self-Employment and Freelancer Contracts

These Self Employment and Freelancer Contracts cover a range of legal and business arrangements under which various professional and other services are provided either by consultants or contractors to clients or by sub-contractors to main contractors.

These documents are designed to be used where the consultant, contractor or sub-contractor is an individual (rather than a company) working as self-employed person (i.e. as a freelance consultant or sole trader).

The documents take account of the need to minimise the risk that the individual will be found by HMRC or any court or tribunal to be an employee. The Guidance Notes below help to outline that risk, and there is additional information in IR35, Employment and Self-Employment .

Despite the use of a suitable self-employment/independent contractor agreement, there may be a risk that an employer-employee relationship for employment law or tax purposes may exist between the supplier of the services and his/her client (although the intention is for the contractor to be self-employed), or there may be other adverse tax consequences. Legal advice should therefore be taken as appropriate before use of any of these forms of agreement.

If, the client or main contractor is to engage a personal service company or consultancy company (not an individual) and that company is then to provide the services of an individual professional(s) or worker(s) to the client, you should instead refer to the IR35 And Other Company Contracts .

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