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Public Appointments

Volume 702: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In what circumstances the Northern Ireland Office pays the national insurance and income tax of its appointees to public bodies. [HL3917]

If an individual carries out work for the Northern Ireland Office and she/he is considered by HM Revenue and Customs to be an employee or office holder, income tax and national insurance contributions are deducted at source from payments made on a pay-as-you-earn basis.