I gave you my reason why the cost would go up.....and did not strike out at all
Refs are not contracted services......show me a contract that they have signed.
In order for a person to legally pay money to a person as employment income they have to be:
1) an employee
2) Contract for services
3) Contracts of service
1) self explanatory
2)contract for services relates to a person who is self-employed and who provides services to clients.
3)contract of service relates to a person in employment (as in the case of a domestic servant who is described as being in service)
The term contract of service is, however, referred to in the employment and tax legislation. A person who works under a contract of service is:
an employee for payroll purposes, and
an employee for employment rights purposes, and
a worker for other employment rights purposes.
In contrast, a person who works under a contract for services, i.e. a self-employed person, is neither an employee nor a worker. There is no requirement for an employer to put such a person on the payroll; rather payment may be made on invoice. There is no entitlement to any of the employment rights available to employees and workers.
The above is the Grey area as Refs do not bid on the work or submit an invoice.....they are simply paid a amount of money dependent on the age level and length of the game as well as how many officials are involved along with mileage.
I believe that the government views them as Volunteers and not at all an employee.
I also do not care one way or the other if the money they receive is taxable or not. I just know if it is .....then the cost will change a lot.
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