The ProblemFollowing what might be politely called a number of errors of omission by freelance staff working in the media industry
the Department of Social Security and the Inland Revenue have set up a special unit, and every film, television and theatre company
in the UK is required to report payments made to freelancers to that unit. Payments may be liable to the deduction of PAYE and NIC,
depending on the nature of the work done. The situation is exacerbated by the introduction of RTI, that requires those reports to be
made monthly or quarterly, depending on the size of the employer.