HMRC targets hairdressers in new campaign
Business owners in the hair and beauty sector – some 55,000 - are once again in the taxman’s sights over national minimum wage (NMW) issues
The typical hourly rate of pay in the hair and beauty sector is £7.11 compared with £11.61 in other sectors.
HMRC said that those who employed the 25,000 staff in the sector with pay below NMW are being targeted in the latest campaign, the first of its kind, in which the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), supported by the National Hairdressers’ Federation and the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority, will work with hair and beauty businesses to help them understand their pay obligations to their employees.
This new campaign is the first step in expanding HMRC’s compliance activities using smart data. In the Summer Budget the government announced extra funding to expand HMRC’s data analytics and enforcement teams report Harris & Co chartered accountants Northampton, the specialist small business accountants