A PA who is self-employed can offer a range of different services and sets the price for the various elements of the services offered which can vary e.g. services such as manual handling or personal care will be charged at a higher rate than services such as cleaning or shopping.
A PA who chooses to be self-employed must undertake to pay their own tax and NI. The PA will not be entitled to sick pay or holiday pay.
All self-employed PA’s are encouraged to enter into a service contract with their clients to ensure that they will be given reasonable notice if the client wishes to cancel the service.
The majority of PA’s working in the Support with Confidence scheme choose to be self-employed. To read about applying as a PA and to download our application form follow the links on this page