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It has come to our attention that our clients may have received a letter from David Cameron, regarding the new Employment Allowance which could take £2,000 off employer National Insurance Contributions (NICs).

We would like to clarify and emphasise that this only applies to commercial businesses and registered charities. The letter from David Cameron appears to be a 'blanket' letter sent from Downing Street to ALL types of employers, without differentiation. However, we can confirm that employers of a domestic nature (including nannies, domestic staff, PAs and caregivers) unfortunately cannot take advantage of the new Employment Allowance.

We will continue to keep you informed of any legislation changes that may affect you.

When you employ household staff in the UK there are numerous issues that you must consider.  As a domestic employer, you have the same legal responsibilities as commercial employers.  But many domestic employers have little or no experience in this role and the prospect of having to deal with both complex and time-consuming legal obligations can be a source of great concern.

Established 20 years, Stafftax is the UK's original domestic payroll service and a valued and trusted name in thousands of UK households.  We can provide you with a comprehensive payroll service and help transform the hassle of being a domestic employer into peace of mind.

We act as your agent and we do everything for you, from setting up a PAYE scheme and calculating the correct tax and National Insurance payments, to making sure your employee's payslips are accurate.  When you subscribe to Stafftax you also receive unlimited support and advice on all pay and employment related issues:

As well as a payroll service, our annual Stafftax subscription also gives you unlimited access to our Legal Advice help-line and our legal team work closely with you and focus on finding a solution to your particular situations.  Once you have subscribed we recommend that you take advantage of our Members' Area where you can make changes to your details or those of your employee, send messages, make requests, and most importantly, download your payslips.

 

employment guide

Stafftax for domestic employers

When you employ domestic staff in the UK you not only have to find the best possible candidate for your household, you also become an employer.  As such you take on a host of responsibilities. For instance, you must draw up an employment contract with your employee within eight weeks of their start date and give them a payslip every time they get paid.  It is also a legal responsibility that you have employer’s liability insurance. 

In addition you must also make sure that you pay your employee at least the national minimum wage or above, so you need to have a good understanding of the basics of employment law. It's surprisingly easy to make mistakes when you're juggling issues such as holiday entitlement, statutory sick pay, benefits in kind, statutory maternity pay and redundancy pay. At Stafftax we can take care of the payroll aspects for you so you can concentrate on the your family, your household and the more important things in life.

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employment costs

Wealth warning

Domestic employment is probably the only profession left in the UK where wages are still commonly agreed on the basis of net (i.e. take-home) pay. But there are considerable financial implications at stake for both employer and employee.

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