You may need to provide a pension for your personal assistant.
The law on workplace pensions has changed. Everyone who employs at least one person - including people who employ workers for their own care and support - has to put certain people into a workplace pension scheme and put money into it.
If you employ someone to care for you who is over the age of 22 and you pay them over £192 a week or £833 a month (these amounts are reviewed every year), you will need to provide them with a pension and contribute to it - this is called automatic enrolment.
It’s called automatic because it’s automatic for the people you employ, who don’t have to do anything to be put into the scheme. However, as an employer, it’s not automatic for you. There are certain things you have to do to make sure you meet the legal requirements, and if you do not comply with all your duties this may result in fines and/or prosecution.
Q&A for people who employ workers for their care and support
The essential guide to automatic enrolment for people who employ workers for their own care and support will help you work out what you need to do and when you need to do it.
You can nominate someone as a point of contact to receive communications about automatic enrollment from The Pensions Regulator. This could be you, or someone who normally helps you with your other tax and payroll duties and you can do this online here automation.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/Nomination. You may also be able to get support from your local authority.
Make sure you allow enough time.