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Employing a nanny legally

Were you aware that if your nanny is found to be illegally employed, you may be liable to civil penalties and an eye-watering fine of £20,000? And if you knowingly employ illegal workers, there can be prison sentences of up to 2 years as well as unlimited fines.

2017-11-01T10:35:24+00:00 25 November 2015|Tax and payroll information|

Nanny disciplinary procedure

On 6 April 2009, the statutory dismissal and disciplinary procedures were repealed and therefore an employer is not required to follow them for 'trigger events' occurring on or after that date. However, an employer is still required to follow a fair and reasonable procedure as set out in the revised ACAS Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures.

2017-11-01T10:35:24+00:00 25 November 2015|Tax and payroll information|

National minimum wage and wages for nannies

On 1 October 2015, the national minimum wage increased to £6.70 per hour for employees aged 21 and over; to £5.30 for employees aged 18-20; and to £3.87 for workers aged 16-17. In addition there is a new apprentice rate, a new 'living wage' from April 2016 and stiff new penalties for those in breach of the regulations.

2016-01-13T10:14:07+00:00 1 October 2015|Tax and payroll information|

Statutory Sick Pay for nannies

As an employer, you are normally obliged to pay Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) to a nanny who is sick for 4 or more calendar days in a row, regardless of the length of time that nanny has worked for that employer. No payment of salary or SSP is due for the first 3 days unless it is a term of the contract of employment.

2017-11-01T10:35:24+00:00 1 April 2015|Tax and payroll information|