New National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed

08 February 2016

More than 90 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named and shamed.

Between them, the 92 companies named owed £1,873,712 in arrears, and cover sectors including hairdressing, social care, hospitality and security services. All the cases were thoroughly investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Since the scheme was introduced in October 2013, 490 employers have been named and shamed, with total arrears of over £3,000,000 and total penalties of over £1,100,000.

From 1 April 2016 the government’s new National Living Wage will become law. Workers aged 25 years or over who are not in the first year of an apprenticeship will be legally entitled to at least £7.20 per hour.

The National Living Wage will be enforced in the same way as the current National Minimum Wage.

Businesses or employees who have any questions about the National Minimum Wage can contact Acas online.