HMRC Publishes Employment Status Indicator

The Employment Status Indicator (ESI) tool enables you to check the employment status of an individual or group of workers – that is, whether they’re employed or self-employed for tax, National Insurance contributions or VAT.

The ESI tool can help you if you’re:

  • someone who takes on workers such as an employer or contractor
  • an individual worker

Click here to read further guidance and access the tool.



Last updated: 24 April 2019