Frequently Asked Questions
Supervision, Direction and Control (SDC)
SDC affects all agency workers that are looking to be engaged as self-employed or looking to claim expenses.
By law, we must carry out an SDC test to confirm whether or not you can be engaged as self-employed or not. If you are employed through our umbrella product, we must carry out an SDC test to see if you are eligible to claim expenses.
If a contractor is subject to any area of SDC, unfortunately, they are unable to be self-employed and cannot claim expenses.
Each assignment is unique, and we therefore carry out a separate SDC assessment for each contract that a contractor undertakes.
No, it’s the manner in which they carry out the work themselves.