I’m new on here but hoped someone might be able to help.
My 90 year old father has dementia and heart disease. He needs daily care (in his home) which is provided by myself and my sister. He absolutely refuses to have any outside agencies provide any care, being verbally abusive to anyone outside of the family that visits the house.
As I’m sure people on the forum are aware, this puts a financial strain on myself and my sister. My Dad would like to pay us rather than outside agencies to provide his care. When I looked into this before, I read somewhere that it is possible but that the family members must be registered as employees, not least to pay NI and pension contributions. However when I went on the government website to look at how you go about registering as an employer, it said that if you’re not paying an employee more than £120 a week then you don’t need to register.
But if I don’t register how would anyone know - for example executors of his Will - that these regular payments were for employment rather than gifts? I have LPA and therefore do not want to run into problems later down the line.
Also I should add that if we were to do this, the payments would be coming from the income he receives from his private and state pensions.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.