The National Minimum/Living Wage and Staff Uniforms

It is often the case that golf clubs require staff to wear a ‘uniform’ whilst employed at the club. Some clubs give a discount on their clothing to staff, others a budget. Some simply make them pay for the clothes themselves. The problem comes when staff are paid near to, or at, the National Minimum/Living Wage. HMRC says that if an employee is forced to wear certain clothing, and they must pay for this clothing, then this should be taken into account when calculating the National Minimum/Living Wage....
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