Government plans to improve minimum wage compliance
The government have announced a series of measures aimed at improving compliance with the national minimum wage (NMW) and the new national living wage (NLW) when it is implemented next year.
A new team will be established within HMRC, who are responsible for compliance, along with a new Director of Labour Market Enforcement. The enforcement budget will also be increased. HMRC have stated that they consider that the present ‘high risk’ sectors for non-compliance are retail, hairdressing and social care.
Other measures include a doubling of the penalties for non-payment of NMW and a new penalty for company directors meaning that they could be disqualified as a director for up to 15 years for non-payment of the NMW.
For more information on the NMW and the new NLM, please contact us on 0117 985 1026.