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Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003

Section 220: Related employments

874.Subsection (1) explains that this section applies if a person has two or more related employments.

875.Subsection (2) sets out that none of the related employments are lower-paid if when the earnings rates of all related employments are added together they total £8,500 or more, or if any of the related employments would not itself satisfy the conditions in section 216(1).

876.Subsection (3) sets out how to determine whether employments are “related”. Broadly, where an employee has employments with separate entities that are under common control, the employments are treated as being with the same employer. The result reached by applying this subsection to the facts of a particular case can then be fed into subsection (2).

877.This section derives from section 167(3) and (4).

878.Subsection (3)(b)(ii) reproduces the effect of section 167(4) of ICTA in a neater way. Section 167(4) applies to treat employees of a partnership or body (“A”) over which an individual or another partnership or body (“B”) has control as if the employment were with B. If B controls another body (“C”), and one applies section 167(4) to employees of C, they are also treated as if their employment is with B. Thus employees of both A and C (bodies under common control of B) are treated as if their employment is with B. Section 220(3)(b)(ii) reproduces this effect without having to look first at employees of A and then at employees of C separately.

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