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question about assistants

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soak · 24/07/2007 09:05

sorry if this has already been asked before!

I know that if you have an assistant that you have to pay them minimum wage but does this still apply if your assistant is your OH??

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soak · 24/07/2007 12:48


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Katymac · 24/07/2007 13:21

Not if he is a volunteer

But if he is being paid he needs to be paid the full rate

It's a way of spliting your income so that you each have a tax allowance

soak · 24/07/2007 13:25

Cheers Katy - thats great!

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Katymac · 24/07/2007 13:27

So if he uses his tax alloawnce somewhere else there isn't much point paying him

PinkChick · 24/07/2007 13:27

youd have to pay him something poor bloke!!!

mumlove · 24/07/2007 13:33

Just pay him in kindness.

Katymac · 24/07/2007 13:37

I don't pay DH

PinkChick · 24/07/2007 13:38

or in KIND never mind kindness

soak · 24/07/2007 13:43

lol!! I was asking because when I (finally) get registered, I was going to register OH as assistant but would feel really mean if I didn't pay him!!! its also another way to 'lose' money through the books

he loves kids but doesn't like his job (he's back working after being off long term sick) so figured if he wants to work for me he can!!

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Katymac · 24/07/2007 13:44

Be careful about giving up a job to mind - we have been fine for about 2 yrs - but we are really broke now

soak · 24/07/2007 13:52

I had read what had happened - I hope things are starting to get better.

if it does start to go a bit pear shaped then OH can go back to temping for a while

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