The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s Kevin Green debated controversy surrounding travel and subsistence tax relief schemes on BBC Radio 5 Live Investigates last night. Kevin argued that HMRC must do more to investigate complaints, apply the law and ensure a level playing field for all recruiters. He said that the current lack of enforcement puts recruiters who abide by the rules at a disadvantage and could lead to workers missing out on benefits and the treasury losing out on tax revenue.
Kevin also said that employers need to make a stand as they are demanding ever cheaper labour and need to change their behaviour. He suggested that they should look closely at their supply chains and refuse to work with agencies and payroll companies who run schemes that bend the rules.