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Off-payroll Working

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 200196, tabled on 11 June 2014

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a statutory definition of a personal service company to enable HM Revenue and Customs to make a better informed assessment of those using such devices to artificially reduce income tax.

Answered on

16 June 2014

There are currently no plans to create a statutory definition of a personal service company. Working through a personal service company does not indicate that a person is artificially reducing their tax.

The Government keeps all areas of the tax system under review.

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