Actors, musicians and other entertainers are a difficult group of contributors. Their status as employees or self-employed artistes has exercised the courts many times over the years, not always in the area of NIC. See in particular:

Performing Rights Society v Mitchell & Booker (Palais de Danse) Ltd [1924] 1 KB 762

members of a dance band/continuous close control over work

employed

Davies v Braithwaite (1932) 18 TC 198

series of engagements in the course of exercising a profession as an actress

self-employed

Gould v Minister of NI [1951] 1 All ER 368

one-week contract/minimal control

self-employed

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