LinkedIn page
0 £0.00
This item was added to your bag
Reward Strategy. Incoporating Payroll World.

HMRC urge underpaid workers to complain

A campaign has been launched to encourage minimum wage workers to complain to HMRC if they believe they are not being paid correctly.

TwitterLinkedIn

The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) said recent figures found HMRC has more than doubled the number of underpaid workers receiving the money they’re owed under the National Minimum Wage.

 

Between 2017 and 2018, £15.6m was identified as pay owed to more than 200,000 low-paid workers, up from £10.9m to more than 98,000 workers the year before.

 

CIPP said that HMRC has partially attributed this rise to the launch of its online complaints service that was rolled out in January 2017. The service has contributed to the 132 percent increase in complaints received by HMRC, which in turn, has helped it to recoup money for those who had been unfairly paid.

 

Penny Ciniewicz, director general of customer compliance at HMRC, said: “HMRC is committed to getting money back into the pockets of underpaid workers, and these figures demonstrate that we will not hesitate to take action against employers who ignore the law.

 

“We urge anyone who is concerned they are not being paid the correct rates to contact us in confidence through the Acas helpline or through our online complaints form.”

 

The figures come ahead of HMRC’s latest advertising campaign to encourage workers to take action by completing its online form.

TwitterLinkedIn
Add New Comment
LoginRegister

You might also like

Keeping compliant in 2019: Payroll Autumn Update

Keeping compliant in 2019: Payroll Autumn Update


Payroll Autumn Update Conference Full Agenda


Cintra's Ian Holloway:"It’s hard for us to keep on top of the fact we haven’t just got one UK Government"

Cintra's Ian Holloway:"It’s hard for us to keep on top of the fact we haven’t just got one UK Government"


Speak up, step up: Progress in payroll by vocalising your value

Speak up, step up: Progress in payroll by vocalising your value

LATEST PAYROLL AND REWARDS NEWS IN YOUR INBOX

Reward Strategy homepage
Reward Strategy RSS

Did you find our website useful?

Thank you for your input

Thank you for your feedback

reward-strategy.com - an online news and information service for the UK’s payroll, reward, pensions, benefits and HR sectors. reward-strategy.com is published by Shard Financial Media Limited, registered in England & Wales as 5481132, Axe & Bottle Court, 70 Newcomen St, London, SE1 1YT. All rights reserved. Reward Strategy is committed to diversity in the workplace.
© Copyright Shard Financial Media Ltd
We use cookies so we can provide you with the best online experience. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click on the banner to find out more.
Cookie Settings