24.09.20 Rishi Sunak has just announced a new Job Support Scheme. We will update our Covid-19 FAQS once HMRC confirm and release details of how the scheme will work.
The Government announcements made on 22.09.20 ‘to work from home if you can’ has not changed the guidance on the employment of domestic staff. To view our updated FAQS click here.

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First Time Employers

With 15 years of helping new employers, we at Stafftax are your one-stop advice centre for everything employment related. Becoming an employer requires a certain amount of administration besides payroll, so we have devised a first time employer checklist to help you.

Employer Checklist

1. Set a salary – decide how much you will pay your employee. You should set a gross salary to protect your costs. Gross is the net (take-home) pay plus tax and employee's National Insurance.

2. Know your total costs – your total costs will be the gross salary plus employer's National Insurance.

3. Holiday – decide how much annual leave you will give your employee. The statutory minimum for a full time employee is 5.6 weeks per year including bank holidays (28 days for a 5-day week) – see here for details.

4. Check your employee is entitled to work in the UK – see here for the checks you are required to make.

5. Employment Contract – you are required by law to have one in place within eight weeks of your employee's start date. Stafftax will provide this for all customers.

6. Insurance – you are required by law to have Employers' Liability Insurance in case your employee has an accident at work.

7. Pension – recent legislation requires that all qualifying employees must be provided with an 'Auto Enrolment' Workplace Pension. This is something Stafftax can do for you. See here for details.

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