Construction industry ducks £1.7bn in tax

The Treasury is losing out on nearly £2bn in tax because construction workers
are falsely describing themselves as self-employed, according to a survey by
construction union

Some workers are abusing the Construction Industry Scheme tax rules by
gaining tax rebates and paying lower NI by claiming they are self employed,
reports the FT.

Employers also benefit in those circumstances as they do not pay employers’
NI contributions.

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