We have just employed a very nice woman who lives in and helps out with housework and childcare and works three days full time and occasional babysitting. Currently I am paying 150 a week and just wanted to check whether this is ok or a bit stingy? Thanks
What are her work hours on the days she works? I had a live in who worked 13 shifts in 4 weeks (so just over 3 days a week) but the days she worked were sometimes long - 7 to 9.30 (though DD would be in bed by 7 so 2 and a half hours of that were just with a baby alarm) So I paid her more, around £250 pw and of course we paid for all her food etc-.That was in Loondon by the way.
i am interested what others have to say as i will have a live in nanny job from september onwards. ( my situation will be: 7.30am - 6pm, three days a week in london, experience slightly complicated - two years as an ap, five summers ( cca twelve weeks each) as a mh and a couple of months as a nanny - spread over the past 11 years).
It's not £50 a day, it's £150 plus a week's board and lodging for 3 days work. Board and lodging is probably worth £75-£150 a week net so that makes it the equivalent of £225-£300 a week net, or £75-100 a day. Probably about right unless the live-in conditions aren't great.
Frak there is less than £3 tax and NI on £150 a week so it don't make a lot of difference
It does if they have/take another job on the 2 other days Standard question although for that amount it is minimal, I agree. But with a BR tax code it must be closer to £200 which is perfectly reasonable.
Unless other employer was a pre-existing job... I know it's unlikely but there is a big difference between £150 and £200. One is borderline, the other definitely not. However as OP hasn't responded to that question I'm assuming it's not the case. 'Twas only a question to prevent the OP turning round and saying 'oh well she gets £150 but actually it's £200 gross'.
As you know with multiple employments the 'main' employer cam change and the lower earning job may have been their only job fir quite some time, thereby taking the tax free allowance. You don't have to work many hours to fill that up. 1 night shift in a care home is about £85, a 2 day nanny job could easily take up someone's personal allowance, 2 minimum wage shifts at Tesco would probably do it (and there are plenty of people I know who in this climate have hung onto their student weekend job like grim death for an extra £100 a week) so it's entirely possible this person has another source of income on the 4 days they don't work for the OP and that may be eating up their personal allowance.