The Equestrian Employers Association (EEA) and British Grooms Association (BGA) have produced comprehensive guides on the National Minimum Wage, with support from HM Revenues and Customs.
With the new National Minimum Wage coming into effect on 1 April 2018, it is vital that the equestrian industry is ready for the changes.
A failure to act runs the risk that one of your employees, or ex- employees, will report you to HMRC. You will then be considered for investigation, which can result in penalties of up to £20,000 per underpaid worker. You may also be publicly named and shamed, which could have a significant impact on the reputation of your business.
The ‘EEA and BGA Guides to National Minimum Wage’ sit on the EEA and BGA websites. They are individually tailored for employers and grooms to encourage greater understanding and an increased compliance with the legislation.
The bespoke guides cover:
Employers can find industry specific information here: https://equestrianemployers.org.uk/guide-to-the-national-minimum-wage
Grooms can find information on rates and how it affects them here: https://britishgrooms.org.uk/BGA-guide-to-the-national-minimum-wage