Are You a Family That’s Looking to Legally Hire Domestic Staff?
This is your first time when you need to document yourself on how to retain a nanny or housekeeper or chef or any kind of domestic staff?
Before you only contracted temporary workers that were self-employed and simply invoiced you for a day’s of work?
Then this article is for you.
PAYE vs. Self-Employed For Domestic Staff
It might sound complicated at the start, but once you read the lines and understand how it works, it’s so much easier. We will not go through all the legal bits and pieces as it doesn’t make sense. What you need to know is this:
1. Temporary workers can be self-employed. If you need to hire someone from time to time and just a few hours a month, then they’re most likely temporary workers.
2. If you need someone permanent, then they need to be paid as PAYE, on a payroll.
3. You can’t pay them in cash.
From your perspective, nothing changes. You will be invoiced periodically by either the temporary worker itself or you’ll need to pay the worker directly, as you become an employer.
They would take care of anything that’s related to HR, like the PAYE and HMRC for you and so you’ll only have to take care of the payment, which can also be setup as a direct debit, so no headaches there.
See? It’s easier than you ever expected to legally hire domestic staff. It doesn’t matter how it happens, you just need to know that you will get an invoice every week or every month and everything else is being taken care of.
The contents of this article and website do not represent legal advice.
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