Penalties

Penalties for Failing to Comply

Heavy penalties may be imposed by HMRC on employers who fail to comply with the employee and all their statutory obligations.  Broadly speaking, it is a Statutory Offence to:

  • Not pay an employee what they are due.
  • Not providing records as required.
  • Not giving employee information required by law.
  • Not giving HMRC information formally required.

The maximum Statutory Penalty for any one offence is £3,000.  Failure to pay the National Minimum Wage is a Criminal Offence. Penalties can be expected to be higher than the Statutory Penalty.