Net wage agreements - an introduction
Nannying is one of the last professions left in the UK where wages are still commonly agreed on the basis of net (i.e. take-home) pay. It is surprising that despite the growing professionalism of nannies net pay arrangements are still so common. Especially when you bear in mind the financial implications at stake, both for the employer and the nanny.
Nannytax has been advising parents, nannies and nanny agencies to always discuss and agree salaries in gross terms for many years, yet we frequently receive calls from potential employers who are always agree a gross salary unaware of the real cost involved with employing a nanny. Once they find out that the difference can be as much as 40% many realise they can't afford to employ her at all, or they decide to only declare part of her salary in an attempt to save money, which not only is illegal but also has real-life implications for the nanny.
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