Do I have to pay tax when employing household staff?
This entirely depends on how many hours per week the candidate will be working for you. We are happy to discuss domestic staff employment rules with you, or please consult your tax advisor.
Am I responsible for tax when employing domestic staff?
Regarding tax issues, the employer is legally the responsible party, rather than the candidate. However this can vary, for example in instances where the candidate remains self-employed and depending on the hours worked per week. Please consult your tax advisor for specific instructions pertaining to your household.
Do domestic employees need to be insured?
We would highly recommend that you implement staff insurance for your chosen household staff candidate. Whilst it rarely needs to be claimed upon, it is a responsible approach that affords great peace of mind.
If we interview domestic staff outside the UK, who pays their TAX?
The client is responsible for all travel expenses pertaining to the candidate employment process overseas. However, our streamlined approach ensures that these remain reasonable and relevant.
Can we organise Interviews in the offices of Perfect Household Staff?
Yes, you are very welcome to hold interviews in our comfortable and well-appointed offices, with prior arrangement; please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Do you carry our DBS (Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)) checks?
Yes, we always carry out checks where necessary and requested as part of our thorough vetting process. For this there is a supplementary fee .
Does the candidate have to pay anything?
No, we do not require that any candidate should pay a fee or be charged in any way, as we offer a fair, equitable and genuine service for both candidates and clients. Find out more about our fees here.
Do you provide any courses for household staff or parenting courses?
Yes, we provide a range of outstanding nanny courses, House Manager Courses, Housekeeper Courses, which have proven invaluable to many attendees. Details of these are available on our website or please contact us:
or by phone 0203 318 4468.
Do you place locally or internationally?
We are an international agency and can source and place candidates anywhere in the world, as per our clients’ requirements.