Employer responsibilities freelancer, consultant or contractor
Freelancers, consultants, contractors
As an employer, the tax and employment responsibilities you have for your staff will depend on the type of contract you give them and their employment status.
If you hire a freelancer, consultant or contractor it means that:
- they are self-employed or are part of other companies.
- they often look after their own tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs).
- they might not be entitled to the same rights as workers, e.g. minimum wage.
- you’re still responsible for their health and safety.