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In my view you would be an employee with regard to employment law and tax law. You are not taking risks, will not have your own clients, not getting choice of when to work, i do not see how you could be SE for the role.
I dont think you would fit the rules as "self employed". Sound more like casual employment.
IF you were to be properly self employed you would have direction over your own time ad work. Which is true of many childminders, but not true of an assistant to a childminder who works to the childminders direction.
The NI limit is £107 pw (going up to £109 from 6 April) so if you are below that then she won't have any tax or NI to worry about anyway? Assuming you are on less then £11.25 an hour then there shouldn't be a problem having you as an employee?
Yes. £3000 fine isn't it? I have only skim read the HMRC website but it looks like a no go. She knows other CMs who do this so probably doesn't realise it's not allowed. Such a shame...was so looking forward to going back to work
I have been offered a role as a childcare assistant working for a friends childminding business. It will only be 9/12 hours per week. She cannot/ does not want to deal with Tax and national ins and has asked me to register as self employed. She knows other CMs who have done with with their assistants. I will not earn Earn enough to pay tax - not sure about NI. A brief peruse of the HMRC website, it appears to state I would be classed as employed, and not self employed? Does anyone know the ins and outs of this? I have been cut off by HMRC phonelinemso many times today! Thanks.