If you are unsure if you are an employee or self-employed there is a YouTube video which can help you decided – this is useful for employers too: Am I employed or self-employed?
If you are Self-Employed
Actions for the Self-Employed
Actions if you are an employee
Your employer will deduct any tax and national insurance due via the PAYE system and pay this to HRMC on your behalf.
You may be able to claim tax relief on the cost of repairing or replacing tools you need to do your job e.g. scissors or cleaning of a uniform.
There are 7 things you need to do when you take on employees to help you in your business. Gov.uk has guidance about employing staff for the first time
Actions for employer
All employers will have toenrol your staff into a workplace pension by law over the next few years, by 2018. This is called 'automatic enrolment' .
When your business must start doing this - called a 'staging date' - depends on how many people you have on your payroll. If you don't already offer your workers a workplace pension scheme, you must set one up before your staging date. Use the Pension Regulator's Duties Checker to find out what you need to do and when you need to do it
Employee rights are outlined in the employee contract your employers are entitled to certain employment rights including:
Paying expenses and providing benefits to employees
If you are paying expenses and benefits to employees including directors you may need to tell HMRC and pay tax and national insurance on them.
You can find guidance on these expenses on the a-z expenses guide for employers.
Join the HMRC Webinars to find out more about expenses including employee travel, trivial benefits, entertaining staff, company cars and fuel and how to payroll these benefits.
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