Complying with your obligations to pay staff National Minimum Wage (NMW) or National Living Wage (NLW) is an increasingly important area of consideration. Whether you are ensuring a proactive stance or responding to an HMRC enquiry, we can help you every step of the way.
While it may appear on the face of things that paying staff the correct rates under NMW / NLW is sufficient to avoid criticism from HMRC, if you find that HMRC conduct a review or enquiry into your policies, they will not simply be checking the payroll for hourly rates.
Any investigations or reviews from HMRC will likely be intrusive and require a lot of effort to ensure that the inspectors are satisfied in a number areas of potential risk. These may include:
Here at The Tax Faculty, we have the benefit of the experience of ex-HMRC senior tax professionals who are well-versed in tackling such areas of complex compliance.
Most importantly, we understand the immense pressure that any form of HMRC enquiry can bring to a business. Our experts are trained in HMRC dispute resolution and have a proven track record of overturning HMRC decisions which would have proved disastrous had they been allowed to stand.
HMRC's willingness to "name and shame" those who fail in their obligations under the NMW / NLW requirements has made this area of compliance even more important in recent times.
If you receive contact from HMRC signalling their commencement of a NMW / NLW enquiry, contact us at the earliest opportunity in order to discuss how we can help to respond in a robust manner.
Our experts have extensive experience in handling NMW / NLW enquiries from HMRC with a great deal of success in defending the challenges that HMRC have set to businesses around the UK. In order to protect your options as to how we can respond to any HMRC enquiry we advise that you contact us early so that we can discuss the most beneficial way to move forward.
We can also assist in ensuring that you are prepared for any possible HMRC contact by taking a proactive approach to your NMW / NLW requirements. Our expert team can conduct a review of your current policies and procedures to ensure that should HMRC ever ask those difficult questions, you already have the right answers.
To discuss any issues relating to NMW / NLW, contact us free on 0800 0016 787 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org