Anonymous
Anonymous asked in TravelUnited KingdomLondon · 2 months ago

Is it illegal to work cash in hand in the UK?

Update:

So if I paid my neighbour twenty pounds to mow my grass and cut my bushes just once...then I need to let HMRC know?

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  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    No, many people are paid in cash, it is up to the person to declare it.

    • David1 month agoReport

      You are utterly wrong and totally clueless. Cash in hand employment, as in not declaring it to HMRC is illegal.

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  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    No, but you have to declare such earnings to HMRC.

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  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes, if it means that you are not paying income tax or national insurance.

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The person recieving the money needs to declare it as income to HMRC

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    What does this have to do with travel?

    • Eastside Guz
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      In the Americas, they get paid under the table...if you travel here Anonymous.

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  • 2 months ago

    No, cash in hand is perfectly legal as long as tax and NI are paid.  Some employers may try to save money by paying their employees in cash without bothering to give HMRC the relevant PAYE and NI payments. This avoidance of taxes is the illegal part, not the cash-in-hand approach.

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