Hire a private driver/chauffeur

family chauffeur or private driver is normally required to take their employer to and from work. During the day, the role may include various duties, such as general car maintenance, running household errands, driving other members of the household to various appointments and collecting children from school.

Availability

Chauffeurs will work a flexible schedule depending on the needs of the household and will generally be employed Monday to Friday. 

Salary expectations

Private drivers can either agree a fixed salary or a basic salary with overtime (normally 50% above their usual rate). Salaries will range from £35,000  £60,000 gross per annum. 

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FAQs

Are nannies or other members of household staff employed or self-employed in the UK?
Open Are nannies or other members of household staff employed or self-employed in the UK?

All permanent employees in a household who work are employed, not self-employed.

Those candidates who work on a temporary basis (full-time or part-time) are self-employed and responsible themselves for declaring their income and meeting the accompanying tax obligations.

We advise all staff to talk in terms of a gross salary when accepting a new position, the agency can advise on standard rates of pay to expect.

How do I convert gross salary to net salary as an employer in the UK?
Open How do I convert gross salary to net salary as an employer in the UK?

The easiest way to convert gross salary into net salary (salary into your employee’s bank account after deductions) is to call your Signature Staff consultant [insert link to contact us page] and we’ll be able to advise you.

What are the employer’s obligations in the UK?
Open What are the employer’s obligations in the UK?

You, as the employer, will be responsible for paying all necessary tax, national insurance and pension contributions in addition to the employee’s net salary.

Signature Staff recommend using Nannytax, a specialist outsourced payroll provider to undertake this. Nannytax will charge you an annual fee to look. after this.

Nannytax will generate a monthly payslip for the employee detailing the net amount (after tax, pension contributions & student loan deductions) to be paid into the employee bank account by the employer.

The employer will also then settle both the employer & employee’s tax, pension and other obligations in a monthly payment to HMRC.

Your Signature Staff consultant will be able to secure a 10% discount on the Nannytax service.

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