- Recruitment company Staffline Group said it would book higher costs related to a probe into its under-payment of workers.

A review into the companies payroll practices commenced after a third party raised a complaint in January

Staffline said potential underpayments related to a 'limited number' of food production facilities and the payment for preparation time, which was generally the time spent donning workwear.

As a result of legal advice, the company said it increased an expected £4.4m charge by another £3.5m, taking exceptional costs for the year to £23.5m.

Trading in the company's shares, which had been suspended, would resume on Tuesday.

'On behalf of the board, I am pleased that we are able to take this positive step forward, providing clarity and reassurance to our staff, customers and shareholders,' chairman John Crabtree said.

'We have taken this opportunity to review thoroughly the implementation of our policies as we strive to set the highest standards.'

'We look forward to publishing Staffline's results for the year ended 31 December 2018 in due course and continuing to focus on delivering across our key growth objectives.'

At 9:15am: [LON:STAF] Staffline Group PLC share price was +175p at 845p

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