So you're thinking about taking on staff? Here's a list of items to add to your to-do list to make sure you operate within the law.
Decide on your employees salary
You must pay at least the national minimum wages. Current hourly rates from April 2017 are:
- 25 and over = £7.50
- 21 to 24=£7.05
- 18 to 20=£5.60
- Under 18=£4.05
- Apprentice £3.50
Check if someone has a legal right to work in the UK
Find out more here: https://www.gov.uk/legal-right-to-work-in-the-uk
Get employment insurance
Once you have an employee you will need employers liability insurance. (We can arrange this for you. Contact us today for a quote)
Draw up an employment contract
Put details of the job, in writing, to your employee, in the form of an employment contract. (If you're a client and would like us to send you our 'employment contract template', drop us a line).
The employee contract should be signed by both you and your new employee.
Inform the HMRC
Tell the HMRC that you are an employer by telephoning their employer helpline: 0300 200 3211
Set up a payroll system for monthly RTI reporting
(Clients, contact us for further guidance)