Major crackdown on construction sites across the country

Major crackdown on construction sites across the countryMajor crackdown on construction sites across the country.Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / Scanpix

In June, the Tax Administration, Labor Inspectorate and local tax collectors did several crackdowns against major construction sites across the country. Working conditions and permits were among what was checked.

Almost 100 inspectors attended when almost 1,300 employees at 306 companies across 38 construction sites were checked.

Working conditions, possible tax, duty and social security fraud and check of lack of residence and work permits were among the conditions that were examined.

– The findings so far in these controls suggests that the willingness to comply with the regulations by these operators are good, and it appears that the big construction sites we visited had good control practices in place, says department director Erik Nilsen from the tax administration.

459 ID papers were checked, and the inspectors found no indications of use of false identity.

– We also found fewer discrepancies when registering for VAT relating to number of employees than in similar crackdowns earlier. All this is good to see, says Nilsen.

Nilsen says that information was collected and it will be dug deeper, and the interdepartmental cooperation will continue.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today