- Government names and shames 191 employers who have underpaid workers, including major household names
- named firms have been fined for owing £2.1 million to over 34,000 workers
- Business Minister Paul Scully: “Employers that short-change workers won’t get off lightly”
Today (Thursday 5 August) 191 businesses are being named for breaking national minimum wage law.
Following investigations by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, a total of £2.1 million was found to be owed to over 34,000 workers.
The breaches took place between 2011 and 2018. Named employers have since been made to pay back what they owed, and were fined an additional £3.2 million, showing it is never acceptable to underpay workers.
The UK government recently gave millions a pay rise, by increasing National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates in April 2021. The rise means someone working full time on the National Living Wage will be taking home £5,400 more annually than they were in 2010. Every single UK worker is entitled to the National Minimum Wage, no matter their age or…