Advice For Employing a Nanny

If you employ a nanny in the United Kingdom you have the same legal responsibilities as a commercial employer. Our team can help with your legal and payroll obligations.

As an employer the law requires you to:

  • Register as an employer

  • Set up and operate a PAYE (Pay As You Earn) scheme on your nanny’s behalf

  • Keep tax records on their behalf

  • Provide your nanny with regular payslips

  • Provide them with an employment contract

  • If your nanny earns more than £183 per week, pay National Insurance Contributions from their gross wage and also an employer’s National Insurance Contribution over and above their wage

  • If your nanny earns more than £240 per week, pay income tax from their gross wage (on the assumption they only have one job with you)

  • File an employer’s annual tax return

  • Have employer’s liability insurance in place

  • Enrol your employee within a qualifying pension scheme provided that they are eligible.

Please be aware of the following

  • Failure to file employer’s annual returns by 19 May can result in financial penalties.

  • Failure to pay all tax/NI liabilities before 19 April results in interest being charged on the amount outstanding amount.

  • Your nanny must be legally entitled to work in the UK. All employers are required by law to make basic checks to ensure their employees have the right to work in the UK and that they are in the country legally.

Here to help

PC Payroll & Legal is aware that all these legal obligations can be daunting and time consuming. We have working knowledge of the current employment laws and the tax system and have a team of skilled payroll services and legal advisors. We can advise you and arrange these nanny payroll services for you.

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Contact us about your payroll or legal needs

We have a comprehensive range of payroll, pension and legal services to help you save time. Speak to our highly experienced and friendly team to get started.

About PC Payroll & Legal

PC Payroll & Legal was established in 2011. We help families stay legal and save time with our nanny payroll, pension and legal services. We help small business owners and the self-employed focus on running their businesses by offering outsourced payroll, workplace pension administration, business administration, HR advice and legal services. 

PC Payroll & Legal is part of the Working Life Solutions Group of companies. The Working Life Solutions Group includes Your Employee Wellbeing which offers wellbeing support programmes for businesses of all sizes.

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