The number of self-employed workers has risen by 30,000 during the third quarter of 2015 according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The rise is particular welcome as the figures for unemployed workers rose by 0.3% over the quarter, and now stands at 73.3%.
A new National Living Wage (NLW) for workers aged 25 and over will take effect from April 2016. It will start at £7.20 and look to rise to £9.00 by 2020.
The Home Office have announced they have launched a campaign called Operation Magnify to ‘root out’ illegal workers in the construction industry. The campaign will target businesses that employ illegal workers.
Are you carrying out the correct Right to Works checks? Employing illegal workers can receive a fine of up to £20,000 for each illegal worker employed. Contact One Payroll for help.