Hello and thanks for your patience whilst I considered the applicable regulations.
The protection against unlawful deductions from wages under the Employment Rights Act 1996 applies to all ‘workers’. This would normally include all employees, but also an individual who has entered into "any other contract... to do or perform personally any work or services", unless the individual is carrying on a "profession or business undertaking" and the other party to the contract is "a client or customer" of that undertaking (section 230, ERA 1996).
So if you had employed that person and they were working professionally for you or whilst they were conducting a business (which most self employed people would do), then section 13 protection would not apply to them so they cannot rely on it.
There is also no legal requirement for a contract to have been issued so if none was agreed or signed then that is not an issue and you simply cannot provide him with a copy. It would not change any of the above rights though.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you
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