HMRC warns it will give Olympian crackdown

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SOUTH east companies working on construction projects for next summer’s Olympic Games are warned that HM Revenue & Customs will crack down on tax, National Insurance or national minimum wage breaches.

Mike Eland, HMRC’s director general of enforcement and compliance, said: ‘We aim to help contractors and employers understand their responsibilities and comply with their obligations but we will also catch and deal with those who deliberately break the law.

‘This is only fair to those businesses who do play by the rules and want to compete on a level playing field.

‘The Olympic and Paralympic Games represent a great opportunity for UK companies – but they must at the same time meet their tax and employment obligations.

‘Honest businesses have absolutely nothing to worry about.’