Care sector to get rebate

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CARE sector workers are in line for nearly £340,000 in back pay as a result of investigations by HM Revenue and Customs.

More than 2,400 workers in the care sector were underpaid the National Minimum Wage in the last two years across the United Kingdom.

Over the two-year period HMRC looked at jobs across the sector and investigated 224 employers. Some investigations are ongoing, but to date 88 cases have been found to be non-compliant.

These investigations have identified nearly £340,000 in arrears for more than 2,400 workers and also over £110,000 in penalties to employers for breaking the law.

Anyone who believes they are not being paid the National Minimum Wage can call the Pay and Work Rights Helpline, in confidence, for advice in more than 100 languages.

Call 0800 917 2368.