The East, the French region most affected by hidden work

The SCAN ECO – In 2014, the amount of adjustments made by Urssaf reached 401 million euros, according to the results revealed by The echoes. For the East region (Franche-Comté, Burgundy, Rhône-Alpes), fraud exploded in one year to represent 34.4%, against 17.9% the previous year.

The amount of adjustments requested from businesses by them reached their highest level in 10 years. According to the 2014 report published by, it represented 401 million euros last year, against 320 million the previous year, an increase slightly above 25% in one year. Over 10 years, “the amounts claimed by Urssaf have multiplied by 10”, explains the daily.

Out of 6,000 companies sanctioned, the 100 largest adjustments alone represent 40% of the total amount. In 2014, the biggest recovery reached 30 million euros. Companies are not more conscientious, however, note The echoes. alone represents 288 million euros. But Urssaf is more efficient in its controls. Better cooperation has been put in place between the Urssafs and the office for the fight against illegal work, the labor inspectorate and the tax authorities. Undeclared work alone represents 288 million euros.

The security sector affected by nearly 30%

Some French regions are more exemplary than others. Ile-de-France is leaving its place this year as the region most affected by fraud in favor of the East (Franche-Comté, Burgundy, Rhône-Alpes). Affected at 17.9% in 2013, fraud now represents 34.3%. The West (Pays de la Loire, Poitou-Charentes, Aquitaine) takes second place with 33.3% and Ile-de-France third place (32.5%). The North-East (Champagne-Ardenne, Alsace, Lorraine) and the North (Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Picardy) are the most exemplary, with 17.9% and 12.5%.

The, central agency of social security organizations, carried out 1.46 billion euros in adjustments in 2014, including 146 million in refunds and 1.3 billion in adjustments. It carries out a sectoral study every year. Last year, she established that. For Ile-de-France, this figure even reached 24.3%.

The study also showed that the younger the company, the higher the rate of hidden work. Same observation this year with the. Out of 563 establishments inspected, 162 revealed cases of proven fraud, and suspected fraud, i.e. a recovery rate of 29%. As with the, the link between the age of the company and the fraud is marked. 30% of companies under two years are in fraud, 41% for companies from two to five years, says the study. For those over 10 years old, the rate is only 14%.