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direct payments help

i have been awarded direct payments which is yet to start, a family member will be my helper do i need to become an employer and if so does anyone know what this entails and what i should do?


  • NYM
    NYM Posts: 4,066 Forumite
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    Have you seen this Managing Direct Payments...
  • kez1234
    kez1234 Posts: 2,079 Forumite
    thanks nym
  • NYM
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    You're welcome. :)
    I hope it gives you some answers x
  • Anchoress
    Anchoress Posts: 118 Forumite
    edited 7 March 2015 at 4:19PM
    Bear in mind that if you employ someone to care for you, you will have to set up a pension scheme for them if they earn over 10k.
  • nannytone_2
    nannytone_2 Posts: 12,952 Forumite
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    i receive direct payments and would strongly suggest that you use a payroll company ( i use one called pay-packet) they work out all tax and NI, and they will even manage the bank account ( i prefer to have no access to the direct payment account at all) be aware that you also need liability insurance. i use Fish
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