The Social Security (Categorisation of Earners) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CitationSI 2014/635

2014No. 635

SOCIAL SECURITY

The Social Security (Categorisation of Earners) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

13thMarch2014

14thMarch2014

6thApril2014

The Treasury make the following Regulations in exercise of powers conferred by sections 2(2)(b) and (2A), 7(2) and (3) and section 175(4) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992( 1) and sections 2(2)(b) and (2A), 7(2) and (3) and 171(4) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992( 2) and now exercisable by them( 3).

The Secretary of State concurs with the making of regulations 2and, insofar as required, 4.

The Department for Social Development( 4) concurs with the making of regulations 3and, insofar as required, 4.

Citation, commencement and effect

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Categorisation of Earners) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 and come into force on 6th April 2014.

Amendment of the Social Security (Categorisation of Earners) Regulations 1978

2. (1) The Social Security (Categorisation of Earners) Regulations 1978( 5) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 1 (citation, commencement and interpretation) in paragraph (2)-

(a) after the definition of "the Act" insert-

""an agency" in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 and paragraphs 2 and 9 of Schedule 3 to these regulations means either a UK agency or a foreign agency;";

(b) omit the definition of "entertainer";

(c) after the definition of "category A,B,C or D waters" insert-

""end client" in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 and paragraphs 2 and 9 of Schedule 3 to these regulations means a person (including any connected person within the meaning given by section 993 of the Income Tax Act 2007( 6)) who has a place of business, residence or presence in Great Britain and to whom the worker personally provides services;

"foreign agency" in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 and paragraphs 2 and 9 of Schedule 3 to these regulations means a person (including a body of persons unincorporate of which the employed person is a member) who does not have a place of business, residence or presence in Great Britain;";

(d) in the definition of "host employer" after "place of business" insert ", residence or presence";

(e) for the definition of "remuneration" substitute -

""remuneration"-

(a) in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 and paragraphs 2 and 9 of Schedule 3 to these regulations means-

(i) every form of payment, profit, gratuity or benefit, but

(ii) does not include anything that would not have constituted employed earner's earnings if it had been receivable in connection with an employment but for those paragraphs; and

(b) in paragraph 8 of Schedule 3 to these regulations includes any payment in respect of stipend or salary and excludes-

(i) any payment disregarded or, as the case may be, deducted from the amount of a person's earnings by virtue of regulations made under section 3(3) of the Act; or

(ii) any specific and distinct payment made towards the maintenance or education of a dependent of the person receiving the payment;".

(f) after the definition of "remuneration" insert-

""UK agency" in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 and paragraphs 2 and 9 of Schedule 3 to these regulations means a person (including a body of persons unincorporate of which the employed person is a member) who has a place of business, residence or presence in Great Britain;

"worker" in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 and paragraphs 2 and 9 of Schedule 3 to these regulations means the person providing services under or in consequence of the contract;".

(3) In Part 1 of Schedule 1 (prescribed employments treated as employed or self-employed)-

(a) for paragraph 2 of column (A) (employments in respect of which earners are treated as falling within the category of employed earner) substitute-

"2. Employment (not being an employment in which the employed earner is treated as an employed earner under the provisions of paragraph 1, 3 or 5 of this Schedule) where-

(a) the worker personally provides services to the end client;

(b) there is a contract between the end client and an agency under or in consequence of which-

(i) the services are provided, or

(ii) the end client pays, or otherwise provides consideration for the services, and

(c) remuneration is receivable by the worker (from any person) in consequence of providing the services.";

(b) for paragraph 2 of column (B) (persons exempt from the operation of column (A)) substitute-

"2. Any employed person described in paragraph 2 of column (A)-

(a) where the worker carries out the employment wholly in their own home or on other premises not under the control or management of the end client (except where the other premises are premises at which the employed person is required, by reason of working for the client, to work); or

(b) who works for the end client as an actor, singer, musician or other entertainer, or as a fashion, photographic or artist's model; or

(c) where it is shown that the manner in which the worker provides the services is not subject to (or to the right of) supervision, direction or control by any person."; and

(c) omit paragraph 5A in column (A) and column (B).

(4) In Schedule 3 (employments in respect of which persons are treated as secondary Class 1 contributors)-

(a) for paragraph 2 of column (A) (employments) substitute-

"2. Employment (not being an employment described in paragraph 2 of column (B) of Schedule 1 to these regulations or an employment to which paragraph 1, 4, 5, 7 or 8 of this Schedule applies) where-

(a) the worker personally provides services to the end client;

(b) there is a contract between the end client and a UK agency under or in consequence of which-

(i) the services are provided, or

(ii) the end client pays, or otherwise provides consideration for the services, and

(c) remuneration is receivable by the worker (from any person) in consequence of providing the services.";

(b) for paragraph 2 of column (B) (persons treated as secondary contributor) substitute-

"2. The UK agency who is party to the contract with the end client; or-

(a) where, at any time, the end client provides to the UK agency fraudulent documents in connection with the control, direction or supervision which is to be exercised over the employed person, the end client; or

(b) where, at any time, a person (other the end client) who is resident in Great Britain and who has a contractual relationship with the UK agency provides to the UK agency fraudulent documents in connection with the purported deduction or payment of contributions in connection with the employed person, the person who provides the fraudulent documents.";

(c) in paragraph 9 of column (A) (employments), for the text from "Employment" until "1994." substitute-

"Employment-

(a) (not being an employment described in sub-paragraphs (b) to (f)) by a foreign employer where the employed person, under an arrangement involving the foreign employer and the host employer, provides, or is personally involved in the provision of services, to a host employer;

(b) under or in consequence of a contract between a foreign agency and an end client where the worker provides services to that end client;

(c) by a foreign employer where the worker provides services to an end client under or in consequence of a contract between that end client and a UK agency;

(d) by a foreign agency where the worker provides services to an end client under or in consequence of a contract between that end client and a UK agency;

(e) by a UK employer where the worker provides services to a person outside the United Kingdom under or in consequence of...

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