28 Sep '16, 12pm

James Lomax: drivers will rarely be genuinely self-employed

James Lomax: drivers will rarely be genuinely self-employed

HMRC clamping down on self-employed drivers at the moment – and seeking to recover unpaid taxes HMRC has stated that a truly self-employed driver is ‘very unusual’ Operators who have self-employed drivers on their books have been given a stark warning of the possible consequences to their business by a solicitor who specialises in employment law. Speaking at last week’s Backhouse Jones compliance seminar in Rainham, James Lomax advised those present that HMRC has stated that is “very unusual” to consider a driver self-employed unless he or she owns the vehicle that they are driving. “Self-employment is a hot topic at the moment and HMRC are cracking down. It has advised that it is very unusual for a driver to be self-employed unless he or she is an owner-driver,” says Mr Lomax. “As a condition of their O-Licence, operators have given various assurances to the Traffic Commi...

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