Office of Tax Simplification survey on hybrid and distance working

05 September 2022

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) is running a survey for completion by both employees and the self-employed, which reviews how hybrid and distance working is currently being used. This is running alongside the call for evidence which seeks views on hybrid and distance working trends, and the subsequent effects on existing tax rules and guidance. 

It’s advised that employers look at the call for evidence or contact the OTS directly to arrange a meeting, at [email protected], rather than responding to the survey.

The OTS wants to understand where there have been any significant changes to working practices. The way many people worked altered dramatically during the pandemic. This isn’t limited to the UK but also to where someone is working overseas, for example, in a country different to the one in which their employer is based. 

The survey shouldn’t take long to respond to and is made up of multiple-choice questions. Answering the survey will help the OTS to understand current and future working practices and establish if current tax and social security rules are flexible enough to cope with them.