Review of the Tax Arrangements of Public Sector Appointees
- HM Treasury
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
'Review of the Tax Arrangements of Public Sector Appointees (Cm. 8350)' focuses upon concerns regarding the tax arrangements of senior public sector appointees.
Findings have revealed a lack of transparency around such tax arrangements, with over 2400 staff identified off the regular payroll engagements who are employed by central Government departments and their associated bodies. Around 85% are engaged for longer than six months.
Although such arrangements maybe appropriate, it is not absolutely clear to the employer whether a particular individual is paying the right amount of tax and National Insurance in relation to their role.
The review recommends a three-pronged approach to ensure future tax transparency:
The most senior staff should be on the payroll.
Employers should ensure that they have the right to seek assurance about the tax arrangements of long-term specialist contractors.
Monitoring should be carried out after one year, with sanctions applied to Government departments that have not complied with these recommendations.
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