You must give your employees a payslip on or before their payday.
What to include
Payslips must show:
- pay before any deductions (‘gross’ wages)
- deductions like tax and National Insurance
- pay after deductions (‘net’ wages)
Payslips can also include information like your employee’s National Insurance number and tax code, their rate of pay, and the total amount of pay and deductions so far in the tax year.
You may be able to produce payslips using your payroll software, if it has this feature. You can use different software if it does not.
You can either print payslips to give to your employees, or you can send them electronically.
Employees have certain rights relating to payslips and what they must include.
Step 1 Check your business is ready to employ staff
Step 2 Recruit someone
You need to advertise the role and interview candidates. You can use a recruitment agency to do this or do it yourself.
As an employer you must make sure you recruit employees fairly.
and Check they have the legal right to work in the UK
and Find out if they need a DBS check
Step 3 Check if they need to be put into a workplace pension
You have ongoing responsibilities to check if your employees need to be put into a workplace pension scheme.
Step 4 Agree a contract and salary
When someone accepts a job offer they have a contract with you as their employer.
Step 5 Tell HMRC about your new employee
You must tell HMRC about your new employee on or before their first pay day.