Recruiting staff toolkit

When you take on a new member of staff, there are five initial tasks you need to carry out to ensure you comply with the law:

  • set your pay rate and pay at least the National Minimum wage
  • carry out pre-employment checks to ensure your employee is legally entitled to work in the UK
  • arrange employers' liability insurance if you are not already insured
  • register as an employer with HM Revenue & Customs
  • give your new employee a written statement of employment

You can find guidance and tools to help you fulfil these duties on the GOV.UK website.