Publication - Advice and guidance

Personal Assistant Employer's Handbook

Published: 1 Apr 2014
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781784123208

Basic information about what you need to know if you are considering using Option 1 - a Direct Payment becoming a Personal Assistant (PA) employer

45 page PDF

161.8 kB

45 page PDF

161.8 kB

Contents
Personal Assistant Employer's Handbook
Pension contributions

45 page PDF

161.8 kB

Pension contributions

You do not have to offer a pension to your PA(s) at the moment.

However, the UK Government introduced a new law in 2012 to help people save more for their retirement. This means that all employers will have to offer a pension to their workers if they are not already in one. Very large employers are doing it first; other employers will follow from 2013.

As PA employers will fall into the small employers group it is unlikely that most PA employers will have to offer a pension until 2017.

At the moment, auto-enrolment will only apply to people aged 22 and over and to people earning over £9,440 per year, which may exclude a lot of PAs as many work part-time hours and so do not earn over that amount.

For more information, contact The Pensions Regulator.

www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk
customersupport@autoenrol.tpr.gov.uk


Contact

Email: sdscomms@gov.scot