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Direct Payments factsheets

Direct Payments and You

These handy factsheets and guidance will help you understand some of the issues about employing a Personal Assistant with your Direct Payment.

  1. Employment Overview
  2. Alternatives to Employment
  3. Self-employed PAs advice ( being updated )
  4. Automatic Enrolment in Pensions
  5. DBS checks
  6. List of Employers Liability Insurance
  7. List of Payroll Companies
  8. London Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage 
  9. Annual Leave Calculator
  10. Pensions Costs Quick Guide
  11. Pre-paid cards - Frequently Asked Questions

General guide on Personal Budgets and Direct Payments

For practitioners 

  • Direct Payment and Support Planning Handbook for Practitioners
  • Process flowchart and checklist for operational staff: