The national minimum wage is policed and enforced by HM Revenue and Customs and sets minimum hourly rates that employers must pay their workers. It covers almost all workers in the UK. There are three aged based rates and an apprentice rate.
The rules in this area can be complicated, and whilst there is a lot of help around for employers, many fall foul of the regulations, often where apprentices are concerned or casual workers are involved.
If you receive a call from HMRC contact Lindsay for assistance as a rigorous defense may be needed to protect your position and the earlier the better. Many inspections are as a result of malice or are based on hearsay evidence.
The investigators are not easy to deal with and their powers are great with the threat of criminal action always in the background
Call Lindsay’s 24/7 free hotline for a chat before you commit yourself to meeting the inspectors.