What do I need to do if I want to employ



Decide what type of employee you need

  1. Check whether you need full time or part time staff

  2. Check the different types of employment status


Check you can afford to take on employees

  1. Check how much the National Minimum Wage is

  2. Find out how much National Insurance you need to pay for your employees

  3. Check how much sick pay your employees are eligible for

  4. Check how much you need to pay towards your employee's pension

  5. Check how much Maternity Leave you need to pay your employees

  6. Check how much Paternity Leave you need to pay your employees

Make your workplace safe and accessible for employees

  1. Prevent discrimination

  2. Make your workplace accessible for employees with disabilities or health conditions

  3. Keep employee information and data safe

  4. Fire safety

  5. Health and safety

You also need to make checks when you recruit and employ someone.

Find out what you need to check when you employ someone

Register as an employer and set up PAYE

You need to register with HMRC so you can pay tax and national insurance for your employees.

  1. Register as an employer and set up PAYE

  2. Choose how to run payroll

  3. If you decide to run payroll yourself, choose payroll software

Check your responsibilities around workplace pensions

Understand your pension responsibilities as an employer

Get Employers' Liability insurance

Find out about Employers' Liability insurance

Recruit and employ staff

Employ someone