STUDENTS and seasonal staff who have taken on summer jobs are being urged to make sure they aren’t being short-changed.

All workers are legally entitled to be paid the National Minimum Wage but HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is concerned that some local employers may not be meeting their commitments.

Temporary employees are advised to check their hourly rate of pay, as well as any deductions or unpaid working time.

A spokesman for HMRC said: “We want to ensure that seasonal workers and students are being paid what they are entitled to and, as the economy reopens, help employers if they are unsure of the rules.

“Workers should check their hourly rate and look out for any deductions or unpaid working time which would reduce their pay. It could take them below the minimum wage.

“HMRC investigates every complaint made about the minimum wage, so if you think you are being short-changed, you should get in touch.”

Anyone who isn’t being paid what they are entitled to can raise the issue online at or call 0300 123 1100.