i have been working as an assistant for the past 3 and half years for my dads friend, when i first start he told me he was putting me on his books, but every now and then would tell me im self employed.
it seems like the only thing about my job that a self employed person does is not get paid for holidays. Everything else is what an employed person would do, i get paid a set wage every week and i do not choose how much to charge him for the work, everytime i ask for a wage rise it is a no and a load of excues but then every few months or so he will tell me my wage will go up or that i will get a bonus but this mever happens, if im not in for a week my boss finds someone else to cover and pays them instead of me, i do not choose my hours nor get a choice on what work i want to do but everything ive read makes me feel like i am employed and not self employed.
im now worried about as i do not want to get in any trouble for not registering as self employed but every time i do go to do it i cant figure out how hmrc system works. I would get an account but i currently do not get paid enough to afford one, i dont earn enough to pay tax but i earn enough to National insurance.
im just so confused in what to do as i feel tho he has just says im self employed for his own benefit but he is a friend and do not want to get him into trouble as after all he has given me a job but i just feel it is unfair. I was 19 when i first started working for him.
i would quit the job but honestly I really do like it and dont mind working for him its just st the point where i have left it this long and still have no idea what to do, nobody helps or family who have been self employed wont help me get set up so i just feel stuck on my own worrying im going to get in trouble for it one day.
i need to register as self employed as i know he will tell me he won't register me as employed and most likely questions why i didnt do it 3 years ago as i haven't mentioned it to him due to the reason above