Self-employed sole traders often work as freelance contractors in many
businesses and professions. Using freelancers in business has many
advantages, both for the individual professionals concerned and their
Designed for use for a range of professions and businesses, these
Freelancer Agreements carefully regulate the relationship between a
freelancer and their business clients. These are templates under which the
individual freelancer can personally contract with a client.
Each template aims to minimize the risk that HMRC (or employment law) will
regard the freelancer as an employee of the client rather than as a
self-employed sole trader.
As explained in the information page accompanying each form of contract,
use of that (or any other) form cannot actually remove that risk, and so
professional advice should therefore be sought. The advice will need to
consider the content of the form to be used together with all of the
circumstances and arrangements relating to the work, the freelancer, and
Where the client instead contracts with the freelancer’s personal service
or other intermediary company rather than with the individual freelancer,
you should instead use one of the Freelance (Company) Agreements. Those forms provide for the client to appoint the freelancer’s
intermediary company as a consultant.
These Freelancer Agreements are part of the Business Documents Folder. Just
£35.00 + VAT will provide you with 1 year's unlimited access to download
all/any documents from the Business Documents Folder.