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|Current rates and thresholds|
Thresholds for paying Tax and NI and statutory payments such as statutory sick pay and statutory maternity pay change at least once every tax year. Stafftax makes sure you are kept up to date with the latest rates.
Current tax thresholds
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
NB. From 6 April 2014 recovery of SSP has been abolished. For a limited period you may be able to recover SSP for previous tax years. Stafftax clients are advised to call our offices for assistance if affected by the changes to SSP.
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)
The current rate of SAP is £138.18 gross per week.
Redundancy pay entitlement
National Minimum Wage (NMW), effective from 1 October 2013
Offset allowance per 7-day week: £34.37 (effective from 1 October 2013)
Student Loan Recovery
*providing your employee is on a standard tax code
These rates are effective from 6 April 2014. The rates will be updated as and when they become available.
|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.
|Employing European nationals|
Most nationals from the European Economic Area (EEA) can enter and work in the UK without restrictions. You will need to ask nationals from all EEA countries to produce a document showing their nationality since their are specific restrictions for certain nationalities.