Employing Other People

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Things to Consider:

  • Employment Law
  • Contracts
  • Job Description
  • Hours
  • Rates Of Pay
  • Benefits Provided
  • Payroll Administration
  • Tax To Be Deducted
  • National Insurance
  • Pensions
  • Discretionary Sick Pay
  • Discretionary Absence Pay
  • Statutory Sick Pay
  • Statutory Maternity Pay
  • Statutory Paternity Pay
  • Statutory Adoption Pay
  • Parental Leave
  • Flexible Working Policy
  • Equality Policy
  • Health & Safety


Things to consider are: Terms, Hours/Jobs/Tasks, Rates of pay and Tax status – should you deduct 20%, 30% or have they been awarded Gross Status?

For the CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SCHEME (CIS) no subcontractor should ever be paid without “verification” from H M Revenue & Customs, so it is very important to always obtain: Name and Address, Date of Birth, National Insurance number and Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR).