Government expands definition of employees in the Public Sector
The government is introducing new rules to stem the reduction of tax take because of the so-called ‘Gig economy’.
From 6th April 2017, new legislation will expand the definition of those deemed to be employed within the public sector to take in limited companies and partnerships often called Personal Service Companies and sole traders doing business either under a trading name or as an individual.
This will affect Bangor University and its wholly owned subsidiaries (MDC, M-Sparc and UNDEB). Staff conducting hiring and procurement in departments must act now to understand how these changes affect the purchasing process.
It also places a legal duty on the University to determine the employment status of any contractor prior to the work starting.
Publication date: 27 March 2017