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How do I check if someone has the right to work in the UK?

The UK government has an easy to use tool for checking someone’s right to work, available at https://www.gov.uk/legal-right-to-work-in-the-uk.  As rules may change dependent on rulings either from the UK government or the European Union, this provides the most up-to-date source of information. You can be prosecuted for employing illegal workers, including students with expired visas, …
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Is the person working for you an “employee” or “self-employed”?

There are special rules for deciding if someone is employed or self- employed. This is called their ’employment status’. If they are self employed you don’t need to worry about operating PAYE. HMRC have prepared a useful guide if you wish to be absolutely sure of your position and this can be found at www.hmrc.gov.uk/calcs/esi.htm.  …
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