When you become a domestic employer in the UK you take on certain responsibilities so you need to understand the basics of employment law.
For instance, you must draw up an employment contract with your employee within eight weeks of their start date, pay tax and national insurance and give them a payslip every time they get paid. You must also make sure that you pay your employee at least the national minimum wage, give them at least the minimum annual leave, manage sickness and absence and provide a workplace pension. Not to mention other issues that may arise such as employment disputes, maternity / paternity pay, benefits in kind, etc.
At Stafftax we can help domestic employers with all of this as well as taking care of the payroll.
Read about our all-inclusive payroll and employer support service.
If you are a first-time employer you may find our First Time Employer Checklist helpful.