HMRC has responded to a petition on National Minimum Wage from 38 Degrees
An HMRC spokesperson said:
While we don’t discuss individual cases we always investigate businesses where we believe they are not paying the National Minimum Wage (NMW). We act on information from a range of sources, including workers, third parties or from our own proactive work to gather intelligence.
Where a company is not paying the NMW we have a proven track record for taking firm action and will continue to do so. Since April this year alone we have taken action against 557 businesses, clawing back over £8 million for 46,000 workers who had been illegally underpaid.
- Since April this year we took action against 557 businesses and clawed back £8 million for 46,000 workers who had been illegally underpaid.
- Since the introduction of the NMW in 1999, HMRC has completed over 69,000 NMW investigations and identified over £65 million arrears of pay for over 300,000 workers who had been illegally underpaid.
- We currently have 1557 investigations underway across the UK.
Published: 17 December 2015
From: HM Revenue & Customs