Indian-origin employment agency in UK banned for seven years

Vastavam web: An Indian-origin director of an employment agency providing temporary staff to companies in the West Midlands region of England has been banned for seven years for failing to adhere to the UK’s licencing standards.Sukhjit Sohal Singh, who was director of Phoenix Midlands Ltd, was disqualified by the UK’s Insolvency Service.”When directors of a company do not comply with legislation that is designed to protect employees, and avoidable losses result, the Insolvency Service will fully investigate the circumstances and take action where appropriate.”
“These disqualifications send a clear message that exploitation of vulnerable workers will not be tolerated,” said Aldona O’Hara, Chief Investigator of Insolvent Investigations Midlands & West at the Insolvency Service.Between June 13, 2013 and at least February 5, 2015, Singh failed to ensure that Phoenix Midlands Limited complied with Licensing Standards set out by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA), the region’s regulatory body.
In particular, he was deemed “not fit and proper” to hold a GLA licence, as he not been candid and truthful in all dealings with them.Among the offences committed by Singh, included not registering the company with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for income tax and National Insurance purposes.