ILF user information sheet 1: Employer support

This publication was withdrawn on 1 July 2015

The Independent Living Fund closed on 30 June 2015 and this guidance is out of date.
For more information, see –

What support the Independent Living Fund can pay towards for users who directly employ their own personal assistants.



This information sheet provides guidance for Independent Living Fund users who directly employ their own personal assistants on:

  • payroll costs
  • National Insurance Costs (NIC) and Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax
  • holiday pay
  • National Minimum Wage
  • Statutory Sick Pay
  • notice period and end of employment compensation payments
  • employer’s liability Insurance
  • Disclosure and Barring Service checks
  • parental leave
  • health and safety training
  • task training
  • legal costs
  • workplace pensions
  • advertising costs