Any help gratefully received re zero hours contracts! I started my own business a year ago. It's been a slow start but I'm hopeful things will pick up going into Christmas. I hired someone on a zero hours contract six months ago. They've got specialist language skills which would be helpful if I manage to secure a particular client (still in process). If the work comes through, it'll be roughly 20 hrs pw, fluctuating, for a year or so. However, I haven't needed to give them any work yet so they haven't been paid. Am I supposed to have notified HMRC or done any other processes? They have a contract but I haven't done anything else because they haven't been paid. The person themselves is very happy - they have another part time job and are happy to wait to see what happens. They don't want to be self employed. Am I missing something?? Should I have done any other internal or external processes? Thank you!!