Full-time employment contracts

by | Dec 29, 2021

Permanent full-time employment is the most common type of contract in the UK. It implies that each worker will be hired to work a specific number of hours (typically 35+, yet there is no minimum set number) and are entitled to a range of benefits provided by the employer.

Both parties have the right to end the contract, working the allocated amount of notice for each situation: termination, redundancy, retirement, or when giving notice.

Employers must provide:

  • A written contract or statement of employment
  • The National Living Wage, National Minimum Wage or higher
  • Payslips showing deductions of National Insurance contributions, student loan repayments, pension contributions, and tax payments
  • Statutory levels of holiday pay
  • Statutory Sick Pay
  • Maternity, paternity, and adoption pay and leave

Employers must ensure:

  • Employees do not work longer than the allowed maximum.
  • Payment rates are fair and appropriate.
  • They hold the correct liability insurance to cover their employees.
  • The working environment is safe and secure.
  • Payroll, tax, and NICs are registered with HM Revenue and Customs.
  • Flexible working requests are given fair consideration.
  • Discrimination in the workplace is not acceptable.
  • The business premises are suitable for any disabled employees.


The above is intended as guidance only and does not substitute legal advice. Please browse our existing Employment Contracts services or get in touch with LegalDrop via our contact page if you need assistance.

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