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Nanny Agency Fees

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meggleshs Wed 20-Jul-16 18:08:01

Any ballpark figure for how much the fee is for an agency to find a nanny? 1 month's salary? I'm struggling to find anyone we love on and considering going down this route... but will struggle to find more than £500.

underneaththeash Wed 20-Jul-16 19:45:07

An advert on nanny job would be worthwhile before going down the agency route especially when you read most agency T&C....but yes a months salary is usual.

meggleshs Thu 21-Jul-16 12:39:44

Thanks - 2 years ago, we found great and a bit pants, but perhaps things have changed.

holzyb20 Fri 22-Jul-16 16:35:12

Where abouts are you?

WellTidy Fri 22-Jul-16 16:47:24

We've just paid 11% of the annual salary plus VAT. Yikes.

nannynick Fri 22-Jul-16 17:11:26

VAT is a thing to watch for, bigger agencies will be VAT registered to check if fee includes or excludes.

doctoratsea Wed 03-Aug-16 13:35:36

VAT registration threshold is only £83K per annum turnover. Only the one man bands are likely to be below the VAT threshold. Especially when you consider the placement fees of most agencies, it doesn't take long to reach the VAT threshold. However, don't blame anyone for charging VAT, afterall the money just goes straight to the government. Just another nice way to collect taxes from you smile

doctoratsea Wed 03-Aug-16 13:36:11

p.s. forgot to say maybe childcare related costs should be VAT exempt?

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