I have a job with a company but rather than paying me through the PAYE system they want me to provide them invoices for my hours and then I am paid directly.
I have a couple of questions about this. The UK tax website has a list of things that indicate if someone is an employee or an independent contractor. According to that list I am definitely an employee. Does that not mean they are obligated to pay the employer's part of national insurance. It concerns me that they will not be doing this.
I am also concerned about filling in a tax return at the end of the year, I do not want to make a mess of it and get in trouble with the tax man, and it's uncomfortable not knowing how much of the money in the bank is actually mine.
I also would be eligible for paid holiday a certain part of the year if I was on PAYE which I am not currently daring to ask for given the fact that I am only invoicing a week at a time and could no doubt be told to just not bother if I made a fuss.
Is it actually legal for them to be paying me this way given the circumstances?