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Been rather stupid! Turns out one of my staff has been claiming

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Been rather stupid! Turns out one of my staff has been claiming benefits whilst working for me for cash. I have been asked to provide details. What are the ramifications for me?
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John
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 11 months ago.
Hello, who has asked you to provide details?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Jobcentre plus investigation department
Expert:  Jo C. replied 11 months ago.
I have been asked to help with this.Did you know about it?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
She has said she doesn't claim benefits
Expert:  Jo C. replied 11 months ago.
To you ? You mean she told you that she wasn't claiming?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Yes
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Although in hindsight I had my suspisions
Expert:  Jo C. replied 11 months ago.
Why? What is the specific reason?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
There was talk of not doing more than sixteen hours a week although not directly to me
Expert:  Jo C. replied 11 months ago.
I wouldn't panic about this.I cannot see a case against you.You didn't know she was claiming benefits. If she had been working less than 16 hours a week then she would have been entitled anyway.You are probably just being contacted for information only anyway but there is no case against you on these facts.Can I clarify anything for you?Jo
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
She has been doing more than 16 however and was also worried how it may link up with HMRC with tax/NI
Expert:  Jo C. replied 11 months ago.
Well, it may.It isn't your problem. It isn't evidence against you.
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