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A friend has been offered a position in a company whereby the weekly payments are retainer (read-a pittance) + commission.

The employer has stated that they ONLY make payments to the persons bank account and do not make any payroll processing whatsoever other than issuing a statement/invoice to the effect of the ee having received payment for x number of calls at £x per call.

My friend is in a quandary as the job is being offered for a quick start but they are majorly worried about the tax implications and how they declare it.

Question is: what would be appropriate (this is office based)

the potential earnings would be low so making a ltd company would be inefficient.

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By alan.falcondale
21st May 2014 15:59

ps

Umbrella company fees also make it inappropriate

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By Moonbeam
22nd May 2014 11:13

Starting from Square one..

This sounds as if the company is treating him as self employed. He needs to see a written contract (did you say you must be joking?) I do wonder whether the company will occasionally overlook the fact that he's due commission or just not pay him.

He may be desperate for work, but this sort of situation is open to abuse, mainly by the company, and I would caution against doing anything until he gets more satisfactory information.

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By alan.falcondale
22nd May 2014 11:59

ha

thanks moonbeam. It is an unfortunate position that they are in because basically the employer(sic) is able to take advantage of those less fortunate

self employed is dead right but contract of work is not forthcoming....at least yet.

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