Registering and getting started with PAYE

Please note: PAYE guidance from HM Revenue & Customs can be found on the GOV.UK website. We provide links to the key information below.

Register as an employer
How to register as an employer with HM Revenue & Customs

PAYE and payroll for employers
How to set up and run a payroll as an employer and what records you must keep

Employing staff for the first time
Checklist of things you must consider when employing staff for the first time

Employment status
Employment status - worker, employee, self-employed, director or contractor - affects employment rights and employer responsibilities in the workplace

Employment allowance
Find if you qualify for £2,000 a year off your National Insurance bill if you are an employer

PAYE Online for employers
Using PAYE Online to send payroll reports, access tax codes and notices and get alerts from HM Revenue & Customs

Tell HM Revenue & Customs about a new employee
Check you need to pay them through PAYE, use their P45 or other information to work out the right tax code to set them up on your payroll software

Find payroll software
Choose the payroll software that suits your business needs

Download HMRC’s Basic PAYE Tools
Free payroll software from HM Revenue & Customs for businesses with fewer than 10 employees

Guidance for employers on using Basic PAYE
How to install onto a networked computer and other tasks such as employee leaves, earlier year update

National minimum wage
An overview of the national minimum wage rates and your main responsibilities as an employer