Thinking of employing someone in the UK? As with every other country, certain costs are associated with employing a worker that come on top of the gross salary that you are offering. For the United Kingdom, those include National insurance, which is 15.05% on earnings above £719 as well as pension contributions, which are 3%.
In the UK, employees pay several taxes, which are deducted from their gross salary by their employers. The amount of income tax that the employee contributes depends on the amount of income that they earn as well as whether they are residents in England, Wales. Northern Ireland or Scotland. All employees also make National insurance contributions and pension contributions.
Use our interactive employment cost calculator to see the total salary costs in the UK outlined in the sections above. You can also get a detailed employee cost breakdown in pdf (like this one but with actual data), which will show the take-home pay that employees will get.
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