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Accounts clerk or administrator(self-employed) Paid on invoice for two days work per week, undertaken at home. Duties include, updating accounts, running the payroll and completing monthly and annual HMRC documentation. The worker provides paper and return forms for the work. The work is under your control and direct supervision and, even if the paper and forms are not separately costed in the invoice, it is obvious that labour is the main expense.
Apparatus, machinery or plant maintenance technician Contracted to carry out general maintenance and monitoring of a heat exchanger at an oil refinery under your direct supervision. The oil refinery provides any materials required. The technician provides the tools to perform the work. The work is under your control and direct supervision. Discounting tools, there is no element to the contract other than labour, so it plainly falls within the definition of labour-only.
Cleaning services Sub-contractor supplying cleaners only who perform their duties under the control and direct supervision of your staff.  
Design engineers, draughtsmen, CAD operators Providing you with professional services. Some of the hired-in workers report to other hired-in workers supplied under the same agreement, but all workers are under your ultimate direction and control.  
Instrument and control technician Contracted to install pressure sensors, thermometers and flow meters. The technician supplies the brackets and fixings. You supply the sensors and meters (main material).  
Labour / Employment agency Provides 12 mechanical fitters and 6 catering assistants to an engineering construction establishment for a period of 6 weeks. The mechanical fitters arrive on site with their own hand tools and the catering assistants go to work in the staff canteen; both are under your management.  
Lagging sub-contractor Contracted to insulate pipework and tanks at a pharmaceutical plant. The sub-contractor supplies all ties and incidental fixings. You supply the lagging (main material). The contract does not require the substantial use of plant or specialist equipment or the provision of main materials by the sub-contractor.
Pipework fitter Contracted to install a pipe spool. The fitter supplies all fixings. You supply the pipe spool (the main material). The contract does not require the substantial use of plant or specialist equipment or the provision of main materials by the fitter.
Maintenance contractor Contracted to paint items of apparatus and plant in a protective coating. The contactor supplies the paint and the equipment required to carry out the work. The paint used is inexpensive and the equipment used is rudimentary. It is self-evident that the main cost is labour and so the agreement is labour-only.
Plant strip out sub-contractor Contracted to remove all apparatus and equipment from a non-operational power station prior to its demolition and removes the plant and machinery in accordance with your instructions. The sub-contractor provides all labour, tools and skips. Labour is the main expense and so the agreement is labour-only.
Plater Contracted to fabricate items on site. You supply the steel plate, pipes and fixings (the main materials). Even though the plater's job is to make plant items, the main (and possibly only) element supplied under the agreement is labour. The agreement is therefore labour-only.
Steel erector Contracted to carry out the erection of main frame structural steel and provides labour (75% of contract value) and some plant (25%). Materials are not supplied by the steel erector. The contract is labour intensive. Welder Hired to work under your direct supervision to undertake general welding tasks. No equipment is supplied by the welder. The work is under your control and direct supervision.
Welder Hired to work under your direct supervision to undertake general welding tasks.  No equipment is supplied by the welder. The work is under your control and direct supervision.

Accounts clerk or administrator

(self-employed)

Paid on invoice for two days work per week, undertaken at home.  Duties include, updating accounts, running the payroll and completing monthly and annual HMRC documentation.  The worker provides paper and return forms for the work. 

The work is under your control and direct supervision and, even if the paper and forms are not separately costed in the invoice, it is obvious that labour is the main expense. 

Apparatus, machinery or plant

maintenance technician

Contracted to carry out general maintenance and monitoring of a heat exchanger at an oil refinery under your direct supervision.  The oil refinery provides any materials required.  The technician provides the tools to perform the work. 

The work is under your control and direct supervision.  Discounting tools, there is no element to the contract other than labour, so it plainly falls within the definition of labour-only.

Cleaning services

Sub-contractor supplying cleaners only who perform their duties under the control and direct supervision of your staff.

 

Design engineers, draughtsmen, CAD operators

Providing you with professional services.  Some of the hired-in workers report to other hired-in workers supplied under the same agreement, but all workers are under your ultimate direction and control.

 

Instrument and control technician

Contracted to install pressure sensors, thermometers and flow meters.  The technician supplies the brackets and fixings.  You supply the sensors and meters (main material).

 

Labour / Employment agency

Provides 12 mechanical fitters and 6 catering assistants to an engineering construction establishment for a period of 6 weeks. The mechanical fitters arrive on site with their own hand tools and the catering assistants go to work in the staff canteen; both are under your management.

 

Lagging sub-contractor

Contracted to insulate pipework and tanks at a pharmaceutical plant. The sub-contractor supplies all ties and incidental fixings.  You supply the lagging (main material). 

The contract does not require the substantial use of plant or specialist equipment or the provision of main materials by the sub-contractor.

Pipework fitter

Contracted to install a pipe spool. The fitter supplies all fixings.  You supply the pipe spool (the main material). 

The contract does not require the substantial use of plant or specialist equipment or the provision of main materials by the fitter.

Maintenance contractor

Contracted to paint items of apparatus and plant in a protective coating.  The contactor supplies the paint and the equipment required to carry out the work.  The paint used is inexpensive and the equipment used is rudimentary. 

It is self-evident that the main cost is labour and so the agreement is labour-only.

Plant strip out sub-contractor

Contracted to remove all apparatus and equipment from a non-operational power station prior to its demolition and removes the plant and machinery in accordance with your instructions. The sub-contractor provides all labour, tools and skips. 

Labour is the main expense and so the agreement is labour-only.

Plater

Contracted to fabricate items on site.  You supply the steel plate, pipes and fixings (the main materials). 

Even though the plater's job is to make plant items, the main (and possibly only) element supplied under the agreement is labour.  The agreement is therefore labour-only. 

Steel erector

Contracted to carry out the erection of main frame structural steel and provides labour (75% of contract value) and some plant (25%).  Materials are not supplied by the steel erector. 

The contract is labour intensive.

Welder

Hired to work under your direct supervision to undertake general welding tasks.  No equipment is supplied by the welder. 

The work is under your control and direct supervision.

 

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