Where a person is taken on a self-employed or consulting basis to perform a role, there is tax flexibility for the worker and lower administrative burdens for the employer. Accordingly, the Inland Revenue may scrutinise such arrangements to see if they are genuine or whether they are schemes to avoid deductions of Schedule E income tax under PAYE, and National Insurance Contributions (NIC's).
Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.
n.An expert, often an independent contractor, paid by a company to give it advice on some matter but not employed by that company.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
An individual working under a contract for services. Consultants will not be entitled to the statutory rights available only to employees working under a contract of service. Consultants will also be responsible for paying their own tax and national insurance contributions, although an employment tribunal finding that an individual is not an employee will not bind HM Revenue & Customs (and vice versa).Related links
Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. www.practicallaw.com. 2010.
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consultant — consultant, ante [ kɔ̃syltɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. • 1584; de consulter 1 ♦ Qui donne des consultations. ⇒ conseil . Avocat consultant. Médecin consultant, que l on appelle en consultation (opposé à médecin traitant). N. Un consultant en informatique … Encyclopédie Universelle
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consultant — n. an expert who gives advice. Syn: adviser, advisor. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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consultant — 1690s, of persons going to oracles, from CONSULT (Cf. consult) + ANT (Cf. ant). Of physicians, from 1878; meaning one qualified to give professional advice is first attested 1893 in a Sherlock Holmes story. Related: Consultancy (1955) … Etymology dictionary
consultant — [n] professional advisor advisor, authority, counsel, expert, freelancer, guide, master, maven, mentor, pro*, specialist, veteran; concepts 348,350 … New thesaurus
consultant — ► NOUN 1) a person who provides expert advice professionally. 2) Brit. a hospital doctor of senior rank … English terms dictionary
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