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Can a Nanny Be Self-Employed?

2019 April 15

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A nanny is considered an employee if they –

  • Have to do work for themselves
  • Can be told what to do at any time, where to carry out work and how to do it
  • Paid by the hour, week or month
  • Can be moved from task to task
  • Receive bonus payments or paid overtime

Can a Nanny be self-employed?

Not usually!

Generally, they fall into most of the categories in the list above.

However, there are always exceptions……. The nanny will need to contact HMRC directly for approval if required and HMRC will assess each situation on an individual basis.

A nanny can be considered self-employed if they –

  • Can hire someone else to do their own work or engage helpers at their own expense
  • Risk their own money
  • Provide the main items of equipment needed to do their job
  • Agree to do a job for a fixed price regardless of how long the job will take
  • Regularly work for a number of people
  • Have to correct unsatisfactory work in their own time and at their own expense
  • Can decide what work to do, how and when to do the work and where to provide the services

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