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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.
|Can domestic staff be self-employed?|
"Can't I just ask my employee to sort out their own tax?" this is a question we're frequently asked by potential employers. Whether someone is employed or self-employed depends on the terms and conditions of their work. It is important for all employees to know their employment status as it affects employment and benefit rights, and how to pay tax and National Insurance Contributions.
It is equally important that you, as the employer, are absolutely certain whether it is your responsibility or theirs to declare tax and NI.
How to determine employment status
A worker is probably considered self-employed if they:
*Please note that these lists are not exhaustive.
The exception to the rule
However in some cases HMRC do grant self-employment status to domestic workers. It is very important to remember that if you take on domestic staff who was previously self-employed they should contact the Revenue and request confirmation in writing that their status still applies in the new position.
|Introducing our legal service|
Your annual subscription to Stafftax entitles you to unlimited use of our Legal Advice help-line. We encourage you to make as much use of this service as you need to manage your domestic employment relations effectively. If you require clarification or advice about any employment issue, other than payroll, then please call or email the Legal Advice helpline.
The Legal Advice helpline is available to you as an employer and is not available to your employee as this may cause a conflict of interest. However, if you wish to make an enquiry to assist your employee, you may call on their behalf.
What we do
Additionally, should you find yourself in a particularly difficult situation and need more help or support over and above that provided by your subscription, we can arrange for you to meet with a member of the legal team in person and for a special member’s rate they can help resolve the matter directly.