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So that I can look into this for you, please can you tell me how long he had been contracting for you?
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Many thanks for your patience. It may be difficult to find out if he was working for someone else at the time because that would not necessarily have created an official record anywhere. If he was self employed and working at different locations then he would only have to declare his total income, it does not have to be itemised with details of where it as earned. So unless he tells you about the other employments he had or you manage to find out via word of mouth, you may not necessarily be able to find this information out officially.
If you were thinking of dissolving the company, then assuming this was a limited company it is possible to avoid liability in that way However, there are ways around it for him – he could block the dissolution process if he has an ongoing court case against the company and it could delay the whole process until a decision has been made. Alternatively, if the company goes insolvent he could register himself as a creditor and be entitled to a share of the company proceeds on closure.
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