“Government ‘losing out’ on taxes”

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Construction companies must pay their taxes.

With new multimillion-dollar construction projects set to start soon, a call is being made for Government to ensure this is done.

Allan Evelyn, the founder of Rotherley Construction Inc., said Government was losing out on collecting revenue from taxes, while workers were being given no security of tenure because of a system being built into the industry, where construction workers were being hired part-time.

“The concern that I have is that the guys are being disrespected and taken advantage of in that the holiday with pay is not honoured; the National Insurance is not paid and even bank holiday money. I am worried about the insurance for employees,” said Evelyn, who founded Rotherley 30 years ago. (MB)

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