Last year, companies across the UK underpaid their workers by a £16.3million. HMRC routinely investigates companies and if they discover you haven’t paid your workers at least the minimum wage, you’ll have to repay the arrears, pay a 200% penalty and be publicly named. It doesn’t matter if you’ve underpaid workers by accident.
HMRC will be here to tell you the minimum wage common risks to the recruitment sector, and how to avoid them. This will help you avoid accidental underpayments, meaning workers will receive their correct pay and reduces the risk of you receiving a penalty.