Tags: Penalties

Government names and shames employers over National Minimum Wage

Employers who owe their workers thousands of pounds for failing to pay them the National Minimum Wage (NMW) have been named by Business Minister Jo Swinson. This follows research from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which urges workers to check their payslips to ensure they are being paid at least the National Minimum…

Penalty for employing illegal workers doubles to £20,000

The Home Office has published the results of its consultation on the civil penalty scheme to prevent illegal working. The maximum civil penalty for an employer in respect of each illegal worker is to be increased from £10,000 to £20,000, but the range of documents acceptable as evidence of the right to work is to…

Outsourcing personal employee data cost council £250,000 in penalties

A Council whose former employees’ pension records were found in an over-filled paper recycle bank in a supermarket car park has been fined £250,000 for the data breach. Scottish Borders Council employed an outside company to digitise the records, but failed to seek appropriate guarantees on how the personal data would be kept secure. That…

New tax return penalties being sent to half a million non-filers

Around half a million people who still haven’t sent their 2010/11 tax returns to HMRC will start to receive additional penalty letters from this week. The number of outstanding returns has almost halved in 2012, down to 5.9 per cent, compared to 10.7 per cent in 2011. This means 518,000 fewer penalties are being issued.…

Redundancies since start of jobs recession cost UK employers £28.6 billion

In its latest Work Audit report, published today, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) looks at the impact of the jobs recession that began in 2008 on employers, workers and the economy as a whole. The report, Counting the cost of the jobs recession, based on official statistics and CIPD survey evidence, finds:…