If you are a mobile worker, you may be better suited on our Cloud9 Mileage model. However, determining whether you are a mobile worker can be difficult. We have created some examples of contractors who are, and are not, mobile workers.

Examples

Samantha

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Customer Case Handler for PPI

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Samantha goes to work at the same site every day for the duration of her assignment. Therefore, the workplace is deemed to be permanent. Please note that the duration of her assignment is irrelevant.

Samantha is NOT a mobile worker

Samantha

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Customer Case Handler for PPI

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Samantha goes to work at the same site every day for the duration of her assignment. Therefore, the workplace is deemed to be permanent. Please note that the duration of her assignment is irrelevant.

Samantha is NOT a mobile worker

Amy

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Supply Teacher

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Amy has just been given a 2 month contract to work as a supply teacher for an Academy. Each day, she will be required to travel to a different school and undertake a full day of work at this location. In this example, each school is directly benefiting from the personal service that Amy offers and HMRC deem these workplaces as permanent.

Amy is NOT a mobile worker

Amy

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Supply Teacher

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Amy has just been given a 2 month contract to work as a supply teacher for an Academy. Each day, she will be required to travel to a different school and undertake a full day of work at this location. In this example, each school is directly benefiting from the personal service that Amy offers and HMRC deem these workplaces as permanent.

Amy is NOT a mobile worker

Jim

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Rail worker

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Unlike Amy (supply teacher) above, Jim is a mobile worker. This is because each site he is working at throughout the week is directly benefitting the rail company only.

Jim

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Rail Worker

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Unlike Amy (supply teacher) above, Jim is a mobile worker. This is because each site he is working at throughout the week is directly benefitting the rail company only.

Laurence

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IT Engineer

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Laurence is a contractor who is working for an IT services and support company with an office in London. He travels to his office first thing in the morning to pick up his assignments and then travels to different sites to perform his duty. He returns to the hub to report at the end of each day.

Laurence IS a mobile worker and all the travel between his office and worksites are allowable expenses. However, his travel expenses between his home and office are still disallowed.

Laurence may be entitled to claim travel expenses if he travels directly home after visiting a client (and does not go back to the office first). He is only able to claim if the client is significantly off track from his usual route home from the office. However, everybody’s scenario is slightly different. Please contact us for an evaluation.

Laurence

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IT Engineer

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Laurence is a contractor who is working for an IT services and support company with an office in London. He travels to his office first thing in the morning to pick up his assignments and then travels to different sites to perform his duty. He returns to the hub to report at the end of each day.

Laurence IS a mobile worker and all the travel between his office and worksites are allowable expenses. However, his travel expenses between his home and office are still disallowed.

Laurence may be entitled to claim travel expenses if he travels directly home after visiting a client (and does not go back to the office first). He is only able to claim if the client is significantly off track from his usual route home from the office. However, everybody’s scenario is slightly different. Please contact us for an evaluation.

*Disclaimer – The above are some examples of contractors who are and are not mobile workers. These have been created for contractor reference only. Please give us a call for assistance and to discuss your personal working circumstances – 020 7078 0212*