HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has launched a new online video to help employers reduce the problems caused by inaccurate employee data.
Every year, HMRC receives thousands of employer returns, containing the details of millions of employees, including names, dates of birth and National Insurance numbers.
While the vast majority of the employee data is correct, in some cases dummy, incomplete or incorrect information is included.
For example, a recent study of employer returns found that 128 staff were entered as Mr, Ms or Mrs Dummy, while 824 employees had the surname “Unknown”.
And another 40 employees, according to their dates of birth, were aged over 200.