Employers can keep track of how hard their staff are working with the AccuTime Smart Card Time Recording System, which records what days an employee has worked, when they started and finished each day, if overtime was worked and their total salary. Accurate time sheets can be produced in seconds.

Employees insert their card into a machine on arrival and departure, then a supervisor inserts the master card to transfer clockings to the PC. It can print daily, weekly, monthly and date range reports, plus information such as overtime, lateness, lunch break, off-site and business leave.

AccuTime MD Tony Lucas said: "It is a reliable way of calculating your staff-worked hours and has proven popular with bakeries and many other UK firms."