Further major public sector employer to end check off method of collecting union subscriptions
02 February 2015
HMRC has announced that it will be withdrawing the "check off" facility, allowing union subscriptions to be collected through payroll, by the end of April 2015.
This may create a funding issue for the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), which has asked all its members to continue paying subscription fees by switching to direct debit.
The Home Office was the first to withdraw from the system at the end of 2014, followed by the Department for Work and Pensions which will withdraw on 31 March 2015. HMRC is the third public sector employer to follow suit.
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