sports coach UK has produced a ‘Quick Guide on the Employment Status of Coaches’ in consultation with HMRC.
Who is the guide for?
The guide is for those who employ or deploy coaches, and for coaches themselves.
It contains information on general principles of Employment Status, key pointers on employment and self employment, and information about where to go for more help.
What does Employment Status mean?
Employment Status refers to whether a coach is employed or self employed. There are a number of important principles to employment status:
- It is not a matter of choice
- A coach can be both employed and self employed at the same time
- Status is determined by the facts relating to the terms and conditions of the relationship (i.e. what happens in practice not what it says in the contract)