A-Z of Worker Help

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First-time workers

A first-time worker is a worker who is taking on their first period of paid employment.

For help with issues and concepts that you may come across and need to understand when you first start work, including as an Apprentice, see LITRG’s website.

As a first-time worker, you may want to consider becoming a member of a recognised trade union, more information on the TUC website.


Fraud is defined as the deliberate use of deception or dishonesty to disadvantage or cause loss (usually financial) to another person or party.

HMRC have an online fraud reporting facility which can be used by workers to inform HMRC on the doubtful tax dealings of their hirers.

The form can also be used to tell HMRC about problems or irregularities with employers and Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme grants. The form looks quite long, but you do not need to complete all the fields and you do not have to give your details.