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    My employer is breaking the law by not paying tax. I know he avoid tax because he pays us all cash in hand, without a payslip plus he doesn't charge for carrier bags etc. I know this is illegal but I don't want to report him Incase I get money/employability rights taken away from me?

    I'm 17 so I get paid minimum wage, I only make between £75-135 a week depending on whether or not I get shifts that week because I am part time.

    Since I get paid very little does this mean I will not have any money or rights taken away from me because I accepted the cash in hand payments?

    I really want to report him because I think it's unfair but I need more information, also I'm young and don't want to do anything I could regret.

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    (Original post by Brebre09)
    My employer is breaking the law by not paying tax. I know he avoid tax because he pays us all cash in hand, without a payslip plus he doesn't charge for carrier bags etc. I know this is illegal but I don't want to report him Incase I get money/employability rights taken away from me?

    I'm 17 so I get paid minimum wage, I only make between £75-135 a week depending on whether or not I get shifts that week because I am part time.

    Since I get paid very little does this mean I will not have any money or rights taken away from me because I accepted the cash in hand payments?

    I really want to report him because I think it's unfair but I need more information, also I'm young and don't want to do anything I could regret.

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    Don't know about the not paying tax part. But not everyone has to charge for plastic bags.
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    where do you work??
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    (Original post by Brebre09)
    My employer is breaking the law by not paying tax. I know he avoid tax because he pays us all cash in hand, without a payslip plus he doesn't charge for carrier bags etc. I know this is illegal but I don't want to report him Incase I get money/employability rights taken away from me?

    I'm 17 so I get paid minimum wage, I only make between £75-135 a week depending on whether or not I get shifts that week because I am part time.

    Since I get paid very little does this mean I will not have any money or rights taken away from me because I accepted the cash in hand payments?

    I really want to report him because I think it's unfair but I need more information, also I'm young and don't want to do anything I could regret.

    * I just want advice so don't leave stupid or rude answers cause they're irrelevant*
    Speak to someone from the citizens advice bureau. They will be able to give you advice and will be able to point you in the right direction if you want to take things further.
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    (Original post by Brebre09)
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    You will have to weigh up how much you want to report him versus how much you want the job. Which is more important to you, his illegality or your income?

    If you can use the internet to get on TSR, you can use it to work out the implications of working cash in hand.

    There are various reasons why he may not be charging for bags, again search on Google and find out the rules.
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    Ideally you should report him ASAP, but... how long to you intend to stay working in this job? If you get another job within the next couple of years then you could just wait until you are in another job so reporting him doesn't affect you. It doesn't really help her majesty's treasury if they have to provide benefits to a sacked worker for the payoff of a small-scale tax evasion fine.
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    blackmail him
 
 
 
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