4.1.4 By ‘employee’, we mean a person engaged on a contract of service. You should obtain your own legal advice to determine whether or not an individual is an ‘employee’.

4.1.5 Where someone is not an ‘employee’, for the avoidance of doubt you should specify in their contract that they are not covered by the pension arrangements.

4.1.6 You should note that just because someone is treated as an employee for tax and national insurance purposes, it does not necessarily mean that they are employed on a contract of service and therefore entitled to a Civil Service pension.

23 December 2021
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23 December 2021