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Are you happy to continue paying them in cash? If so, would you wanting advice on the preparation of a suitable contract?
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Whilst you can choose whether to employ the staff as employees or self employed workers, it is not just a matter of what you label the as but how you treat them. I am afraid that none of this is simple so I cannot just give you basic advice to explain it and you will have to try and understand it as best as you can, I will be happy to clarify anything.
In the first instance you should take the following test to work out if the way they are treated means they are more likely to be employees or self employed.
if they are self employed then you can continue paying them in cash if needed and they would be responsible for their own taxes. However, if they are employees you would have to run a PAYE scheme where you deduct the taxes for them and also paying them cash in hand without tax deductions will be illegal.
Once you have established what their status is likely to be you can consider issuing them with a contract.
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I am unable to talk at the moment I'm afraid. I can provide a template contract foe a elf employed contractor and then you have to make the changes to suit your requirements but the legal basis is there
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Yes here is the link
This is a standard consultancy agreement meaning an agreement between an employer and a self employed worker, you just make whatever amendments you need to match it to your business requirements
please check my response above - a consultant is a self employed worker, it has the same meaning