As an employer, you are bound to have a whole host of questions, and it’s not always easy to find the answers.

We have listed a bunch of useful links to sites with information we are frequently asked for.

This list is updated regularly and we endeavour to make sure the links are up to date and relevant but we can’t always guarantee the quality/accuracy of external sites… some people just aren’t as incredible as us. *sigh*

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Employment Status Indicator – HMRC

This is a handy tool to use if you’re thinking of engaging the services of a self employed contractor. You can use it to confirm whether they are employed or self-employed for tax, National Insurance contributions or VAT purposes. Make sure to read all the rules and be sure that this tool is right for you and your circumstances.

Right to Work Checker –

You can use this tool to find out whether a potential employee has the right to work in the UK legally and also to confirm what documents you need to be checking. Really useful!

 Holiday Entitlement Info –

Government advice on entitlement, taking leave, accruing leave and disputes all in one place!

Holiday Entitlement Calculator –

This will allow you to calculate the statutory holiday entitlement for your employees, it’s particularly useful for working out the entitlement for new starters who join part way through the year. – this is for statutory calculations only, so employees may be entitled to more if your allowance is higher.

Tools for Pensions Auto Enrolment – The Pensions Regulator 

The Pensions Regulator has a great set of tools to help you work out your staging date, duties as an employer, how to auto enrol your employees and what your minimum contributions must be.

 Company Car and Fuel Benefit Calculator – HMRC 

Helps you calculate the ‘benefit in kind’ value of your company car and also the fuel if applicable. Nifty! (did we just say nifty? eurrrgh)

 Guide to Statutory Sick Pay – 

Here you can find the core information about Statutory Sick Pay. (SSP) They’ve got SSP rates, access to an SSP1 form and information about eligibility as well as fit notes.

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Calculator –

This is a government tool for calculating Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for your employees.

 Employers Guide to Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) and Leave –

There’s all sorts of helpful information here; rates, eligibility info, notice period and access to the SMP1 form.

Employers Guide to Ordinary Statutory Paternity Pay (OSPP) and Leave –

As with the guide to SMP and Leave, here you will find information on rates, eligibility, notice period and forms.

Maternity and Paternity Calculator –

Calculate Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Paternity Pay, Adoption Pay as well as the qualifying week, relevant employment period, average weekly earnings and leave period.

Currency Converter – XE

Hiring abroad? Find out the translated value of the salaries you offer.