Once in a while I find myself giving the same advice I have always given, and then wondering afterwards if I am missing something ...
A director (and majority shareholder) of a new building company wants to work as a subcontractor to his own company, rather than be paid under PAYE (he is a qualified craftsman and has worked as a sole trader for many years). I have told him he can't do this.
Is there ever a situation in which a director could contract on a self-employed basis to his own company? For example, could he be paid a salary for fulfilling his duties as a director, but as a CIS subcontractor for chargeable work done on contracts?