Guidance on employing someone at home revised by HMRC

24 Oct

Guidance on employing someone at home revised by HMRC

HMRC has revised guidance on employing someone to work in your home – a move welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP), which says previous advice was “misleading”.

The CIPP says guidance previously given on Gov.uk implied nannies and au pairs employed to work in someone’s home could be self-employed. “This is not the case and HMRC has reviewed all the guidance on this area and has updated it to accurately advise on employment status for domestic workers,” said the organisation.

Earlier in the year the CIPP called for an overhaul of the Gov.uk website as it included misleading information on maternity pay. The professional body also complained the website was difficult for payroll professionals to use, with some having problems finding answers to complex legislative questions due to its design.

You can view the new guidance on employing someone to work in your home here