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British workers cheated out of £1.5bn holiday pay

A research group at Middlesex University has claimed that employers are "cheating" British workers out of at least £1.5 billion a year in holiday pay to which they are legally entitled. Using official statistics from several sources, including the Insolvency Service, to estimate the scale of deliberately unpaid work in the UK, the "Unpaid Britain" group suggested that where workers have variable hours and no payslips, it is hard for them to prove what they are owed. It also cites cuts in legal aid and protection offered to employers by limited liability as reasons preventing the recovery of unpaid wages.

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Category: Employment » Holidays; Remuneration. Area(s) of law: Employment.
Source: Guardian.

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