CIPP survey on OTS Employment Status Project

27 November 2014

Determining the status of a worker and trying to establish if someone is employed or self-employed can be very complicated. Mindful of this, the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) is now undertaking a review of the process for determining the status of a worker, and we are launching a CIPP survey to understand the views of our members.

The OTS is gathering evidence of where the complexities lie when determining whether someone is employed or self-employed for tax purposes. To feed into this review the CIPP Policy Team has created a survey addressing the areas covered by the OTS Employment Status Project.

In view of the fact that employment status is not always straight forward, there are many areas covered by this review, and as a result, the survey is quite lengthy. It may take you up to 30 minutes to complete it. That being said, the purpose of this survey is to highlight the areas which need simplifying, and the more information we can provide to OTS the better.

The Policy Team would be grateful if you could spare the time to complete this survey so we can put OTS in the best position to make recommendations for removing some of the complexities from this process. The survey will close on 22 December 2014. Thank you for your help.