Press release

Largest ever list of National Minimum Wage offenders published

The largest list of employers to be named and shamed for failing to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage has been published.

Almost 200 employers who failed to pay their workers the legal minimum have been publicly named, Business Minister Margot James announced today (11 August 2016).

Between them, the 197 companies named owed £465,291 in arrears, across a range of employers including football clubs, hotels, care homes and hairdressers. All of the money owed to these workers has been paid back to them.

Since the scheme was introduced in October 2013, 687 employers have been named and shamed, with total arrears of more than £3.5 million.

Business Minister Margot James said:

This government is determined to build an economy that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.

That means making sure everyone gets paid the wages they are owed – including our new, higher, National Living Wage. It is not acceptable that some employers fail to pay at least the minimum wage their workers are entitled to.

So we’ll continue to crack down on those who ignore the law, including by naming and shaming them.

The National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and over was introduced in April this year, which has meant a pay rise of more than £900-a-year for someone previously working full time on the National Minimum Wage. For workers under the age of 25, the National Minimum Wage still applies.

It is an employer’s responsibility to be aware of the different minimum wage rates depending on the circumstances of their workers – and to make sure all eligible workers are paid at least the minimum rate they are entitled to.

The National Living Wage will be enforced equally robustly alongside the National Minimum Wage.

The 197 employers named today (11 August 2016) are:

  1. San Lorenzo Ltd, Wimbledon, London, owed £99,541.98 to 30 workers
  2. Premier Recruitment Ltd, Derby, owed £34,797.33 to 424 workers
  3. Regis UK Ltd, Coventry, owed £25,712.19 to 604 workers
  4. RD Resourcing Ltd, Eastleigh, Hampshire, owed £14,350.00 to 122 workers
  5. TM West Plumbing Services Ltd, Leeds, owed £12,617.76 to 2 workers
  6. Mr Ronald McConnachie, trading as Bay Newsagents, Weymss Bay, Renfrewshire, owed £12,527.97 to 3 workers
  7. SLW Ltd, trading as Sycamore Care Centre, Sunderland, owed £10,212.05 to 98 workers
  8. Kushi Care Ltd, Leicester, owed £9,726.23 to 46 workers
  9. Busy Bee Nursery (Newport-on-Tay) Ltd, trading as Little Beehive Nursery, Fife, owed £9,065.14 to 7 workers
  10. Omega Proteins Ltd, Halifax, owed £8,977.51 to 5 workers
  11. Mr Moo’s Family Butchers Ltd, Billingham, Cleveland, owed £7,371.25 to 4 workers
  12. Rice Chamberlains Estate Agents Ltd, Birmingham, owed £6,580.63 to 3 workers
  13. Black Swan (Yorkshire) Ltd trading as The Black Swan Hotel, Hemsley, Yorkshire, owed £5,836.66 to 10 workers
  14. Michael Holmes, trading as Fitzroy Builders, Newtownards, County Down, owed £5,371.76 to 2 workers
  15. Voyage 1 Ltd, Lichfield, Staffordshire, owed £5,337.73 to 3 workers
  16. Minee Monkeys Ltd (previously Mini Monkeys Ltd), Oldbury, owed £5,209.96 to 1 worker
  17. Haven Care Ltd, Ilford, owed £4,695.89 to 101 workers
  18. Mr Ray Macfarlane, trading as Rays Auto Custom Services, Blackburn, owed £4,396.74 to 2 workers
  19. Catering Academy Ltd, Tamworth, Staffordshire, owed £4,220.48 to 1 worker
  20. A & G Precision & Sons Ltd, Poulton Le Fylde, Lancashire, owed £3,723.24 to 1 worker
  21. Azafran Ltd trading as Bluebird Care (Coleraine), Coleraine, owed £3,707.92 to 67 workers
  22. Woods Hair Ltd, trading as Chapters Hair Design, Witney, Oxfordshire, owed £3,676.87 to 1 worker
  23. Mr Keith Smith & Mrs Lynda Smith, trading as KLS Electrical Contracting, Goole, East Yorkshire, owed £3,619.70 to 1 worker
  24. SPRIM V.P.I Limited, London, SW1V, owed £3,543.44 to 1 worker
  25. Mr Prakas Kitto, trading as Kash’s Off Licence, Spennymoor, County Durham, owed £3,445.88 to 1 worker
  26. Topstaff Employment Ltd, Glasgow, owed £3,355.25 to 20 workers
  27. Playdays Daycare Nursery Ltd, Bolton, owed £3,277.04 to 1 worker
  28. Mr Ben Wilkins and Mr Harry Williamson, trading as BHW Property Solutions, Bedford, owed £2,933.48 to 1 worker
  29. Castle Carpets Ltd, Shrewsbury, owed £2,898.12 to 1 worker
  30. Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club Limited, Brighton, owed £2,861.64 to 1 worker
  31. KAB Development & Construction Ltd, Sandbach, Cheshire, owed £2,815.51 to 1 worker
  32. Mr Nicholas & Mrs Christina Winstone-Partridge, trading as Wholesale Autoparts, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, owed £2,691.73 to 1 worker
  33. Pine View Care Homes Ltd, trading as Royal Manor Nursing Home, Derby, owed £2,620.45 to 1 worker
  34. Silverdale Care Homes Ltd, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, owed £2,590.99 to 1 worker
  35. Mrs Margaret Pink, trading as Gems Childcare, Croydon, owed £2,558.80 to 4 workers
  36. UK Education Providers Ltd, Romford, owed £2,494.83 to 2 workers
  37. Ro-Ro Restaurants Ltd, trading as Oldfields Noted Eating House, Durham, owed £2,463.98 to 3 workers
  38. Betterstaff Industrial & Commercial Recruitment Limited, Sidcup, Kent, owed £2,441.92 to 23 workers
  39. Bambinos Ltd, Plymouth, owed £2,381.97 to 58 workers
  40. Prestwood Motors Ltd, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, owed £2,375.00 to 1 worker
  41. G C Motors Ltd, Harrogate, owed £2,328.83 to 2 workers
  42. Flavourfresh Salads Ltd, Southport, Merseyside, owed £2,154.94 to 3 workers
  43. Mr Chi Kin Cheng, trading as The Modern Chinese Takeaway, Derby, owed £2,124.58 to 1 worker
  44. Macdonalds Hotels & Resorts Ltd, Bathgate, West Lothian, owed £2,123.10 to 6 workers
  45. Paper Innovation Ltd, Preston, owed £2,024.82 to 4 workers
  46. Hairstopper Limited, Ayr, owed £2,021.07 to 2 workers
  47. Ms Susanna Ross, trading as Susanna’s Hair & Beauty, Ayr, owed £2,013.22 to 1 worker
  48. Messrs Robert Goodwin & Paul Coxhead, trading as Instant Services (Domestic Appliances), Rochester, Kent, owed £1,978.68 to 1 worker
  49. K Construction (Scotland) Ltd, Edinburgh, owed £1,916.61 to 2 workers
  50. The Buck Project Ltd, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, owed £1,915.15 to 1 worker
  51. Philips Hair Salons Ltd, Wakefield, owed £1,904.00 to 4 workers
  52. The Hobbs Hairdressing Partnership Ltd, trading as Hobbs Hairdressing, Bristol, owed £1,883.90 to 2 workers
  53. Mr Snippers Ltd, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, owed £1,867.54 to 1 worker
  54. Newlay Civil Engineering Ltd, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, owed £1,860.60 to 1 worker
  55. Mr Ronald Archibald Mutton and Mrs Sandra Anne Mutton, trading as A1 Plumbing & Heating, Oxford, owed £1,834.13 to 1 worker
  56. Cheasty Ltd, trading as Papa Johns, Edinburgh, EH8, owed £1,811.33 to 19 workers
  57. Mr Darren Harding & Mrs Amy Harding, trading as The Wheatsheaf, Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire, owed £1,792.69 to 2 workers
  58. Mrs Elizabeth Richardson, trading as Poppies, Durham, owed £1,772.13 to 23 workers
  59. Mrs Sheena Lyttel, trading as Pamela Clair, Derby, owed, £1,699.01 to 1 worker
  60. AA Dispatch (UK) Ltd, Thetford, Norfolk, owed £1,669.41 to 1 worker
  61. Mrs Jeanette Mullen, trading as Fleetcare, Bristol, owed £1,665.38 to 1 worker
  62. Mr Carl Smith, trading as Nottingham & District Gun Club, Oxton, Nottinghamshire, owed £1,635.03 to 2 workers
  63. Gwynedd Electrical Contractors Ltd, Anglesey, owed £1,625.92 to 1 worker
  64. McLeod Hotels Ltd, trading as Beechwood Close Hotel, York, owed £1,526.20 to 13 workers
  65. Small Talk Nurseries Ltd, Birmingham, owed £1,499.30 to 10 workers
  66. Preston Flowers Limited, Preston, owed £1,493.40 to 1 worker
  67. A1 Independent British 4x4 Specialists Ltd, Bury, Lancashire, owed £1,422.44 to 1 worker
  68. High Peak Hospicecare, Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, owed £1,363.13 to 1 worker
  69. Avanti Express Ltd, Hyde, Greater Manchester, owed £1,300.16 to 1 worker
  70. Mr Mark Leicester & Mrs Elizabeth Leicester, trading as Yorkshire Chimney Supplies, Harrogate, owed £1,264.76 to 1 worker
  71. Mr Thomas Till and Mrs Pauline Till, trading as Misters of Stafford, owed £1,254.76 to 1 worker
  72. Huddlebuy Ltd, London, EC4V, owed £1,236.88 to 1 worker
  73. Mitie Property Services (UK) Ltd, Bristol, owed £1,226.37 to 1 worker
  74. Airspeed Tyres & Exhaust Ltd, Ipswich, owed £1,198.75 to 1 worker
  75. The Dinner Bell Ltd, trading as The Chequers, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, owed £1,190.68 to 1 workers
  76. Mobile Buddy Ltd, Swansea, owed £1,162.77 to 1 worker
  77. Mrs Rebecca Hodges & Mr Rob Hodges, trading as Flame Hair Studios, Towcester, Northamptonshire, owed £1,146.46 to 2 workers
  78. Miss Olivia Smith, trading as The Cutting Rooms, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, owed £1,132.65 to 1 worker
  79. Crown Care II LLP, North Shields, owed £1,129.74 to 60 workers
  80. Mr Richard Harris and Mrs Myrtle Harris, trading as Honiton Garage, Honiton, Devon, owed £1,121.55 to 1 worker
  81. Universal Care Services (UK) Ltd, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, owed £1,085.93 to 7 workers
  82. Sunnybank Day Nursery Ltd, Leeds, owed £1,083.45 to 2 workers
  83. Formby Hall Golf Club Ltd, trading as Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa, Formby, Merseyside, owed £1,047.00 to 1 worker
  84. Sine Hair & Beauty Salon Ltd, Glasgow, owed £1,027.65 to 1 worker
  85. JR’s Hairdressing Ltd, Glasgow, owed £1,000.16 to 2 workers
  86. Ms Lorna Bainbridge, trading as Passion 4 Hair and Beauty, Stockton-on-Tees, owed £997.45 to 2 workers
  87. Three Points Limited, Bristol, owed £972.64 to 1 worker
  88. Mrs Rosemary Wight, trading as AJ’S Hair & Beauty Salon, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, owed £972.41 to 1 worker
  89. Ryce Limited, Fife, owed £935.96 to 1 worker
  90. Sanctuary Home Care Ltd, Worcester, owed £918.65 to 1 worker
  91. Interserve FS (UK) Ltd, Dudley, owed £894.03 to 4 workers
  92. Forest Gate (Corby) Ltd, Corby, Northamptonshire, owed £878.57 to 4 workers
  93. William Priestley Salon Ltd, Halifax, owed £830.69 to 1 worker
  94. SGUK Limited, Wolverhampton, owed £809.66 to 1 worker
  95. Mr Steven Jenkins, trading as Rock Salt Café & Brasserie, Plymouth, owed £779.00 to 2 workers
  96. Edward Marshall LLP, Chelmsford, Essex, owed £776.50 to 1 worker
  97. Lifestyle (Abbey Care) Ltd, Richmond, North Yorkshire, owed £775.12 to 1 worker
  98. Automaster (South Wales) Ltd, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan, owed £770.56 to 1 worker
  99. Thomson ID Ltd, trading as Austen Thomson Hair, Edinburgh, owed £759.32 to 1 worker
  100. Mead Medical Services Ltd, trading as Lydiafield Care Home, Annan, owed £741.67 to 13 workers
  101. Ms Sue Newton, trading as Play 2 Learn Day Nursery, Northampton, owed £735.48 to 1 worker
  102. Brick Peers Ltd, Wells, Somerset, owed £735.25 to 1 worker
  103. McKinlays Lettings Crewkerne Ltd, Crewkerne, Somerset, owed £713.18 to 1 worker
  104. Temple Doors Ltd, Stockport, Cheshire, owed £674.98 to 1 worker
  105. Mr Harpinder Singh Dhamu, trading as Holloway Dental Practice, London, N7, owed £671.37 to 1 worker
  106. Mr David Curran and Mrs Deborah Curran, trading as Gazeley Stud, Newmarket, Suffolk, owed £646.20 to 1 worker
  107. Devon Dogs Ltd, Okehampton, Devon, owed £638.49 to 1 worker
  108. Legal Claimline Ltd, Manchester, owed £612.49 to 1 worker
  109. Fisher & Donaldson (St Andrews), Cupar, Fife, owed £574.32 to 6 workers
  110. U K P Leisure Club, Sittingbourne, Kent, owed £566.62 to 1 worker
  111. Olyness Ltd, trading as The New Westmere Day Nursery, Blackpool, owed £561.96 to 1 worker
  112. Ms Alison Vallance, trading as Vallance Hair & Beauty, Edinburgh, owed £547.20 to 1 worker
  113. Murdock Ltd, London, WC2H, owed £546.00 to 1 worker
  114. Krystal Dry Cleaners Ltd, London, SW16, owed £544.46 to 1 worker
  115. Blackpool Football Club, Blackpool, owed £517.88 to 1 worker
  116. Mr Alex Okolidoh & Mrs Victoria Okolidoh, trading as Elite Property Solutions, Norwich, owed £511.20 to 1 worker
  117. Crown Care IV Ltd, North Shields, owed £505.86 to 25 workers
  118. 247 Home Rescue Ltd (Named changed to 123 SRS Limited), Accrington, Lancashire, owed £493.05 to 1 worker
  119. Collective Apparel Ltd, Kingston-upon-Thames, owed £487.34 to 1 worker
  120. Mr Robert Louis Craig, trading as Craigs Courier Services, Falkirk, owed £484.90 to 1 worker
  121. Shiners Property Services Ltd, London, E14, owed £481.36 to 1 worker
  122. Earn Extra 139 Ltd, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, owed £453.48 to 1 worker
  123. Morleigh Ltd, trading as Tregertha Court Residential Care Home, Looe, Cornwall, owed £447.98 to 1 worker
  124. Ebina Ltd, trading as Ebi Sushi, Derby, owed £447.97 to 4 workers
  125. Dove’s Nest Ltd, Manchester, owed £439.37 to 19 workers
  126. Zeus Enterprise Ltd, trading as Yieldify, London, EC3R, owed £421.93 to 1 worker
  127. Ms Tina Hamlin, trading as Mad Hatters, Orpington, Kent, owed £418.73 to 3 workers
  128. Elite Complete Property Services Ltd, Plymouth, owed £414.85 to 1 worker
  129. M. J. Electrical. Services. Ltd., Swansea, owed £410.00 to 1 worker
  130. Toni Saade Ltd, trading as Toni Saade Hair Salon, Newmarket, Suffolk, owe £404.64 to 1 worker
  131. Salim Uddin Khan, trading as Top Tread Tyres, Exhaust & MOT Centre, High Wycombe, owed £402.25 to 1 worker
  132. Music Junkie Ltd, Leicester, owed £396.85 to 1 worker
  133. Mr Kevin Boyd, trading as Billion Hair, Wigan, owed £396.07 to 1 worker
  134. Scope, London, N7, owed £394.28 to 1 worker
  135. Legends (Redditch) Ltd, trading as Legends Hair & Beauty Salon, Worcester owed £393.14 to 3 workers
  136. Suzy Mcs Corporate Catering Ltd, Coventry, owed £392.18 to 1 worker
  137. Simply Auto Enrolment Solutions Ltd, Bury, Lancashire, owed £390.00 to 1 worker
  138. Care and Support Shop Ltd, London, E13, owed £389.74 to 28 workers
  139. Contact Industrial Recruitment Ltd, Urmston, Manchester, owed £378.77 to 64 workers
  140. Mr Stephen Wallace, trading as The Lunatic Fringe, Canterbury, owed £377.48 to 1 worker
  141. Pasture Wood Fisheries Ltd, Barton-on-Humber, Lincolnshire, owed £373.95 to 3 workers
  142. Hollywood Plant Services Ltd, Walsall, owed £372.41 to 1 worker
  143. Terracotta Foods Ltd, trading as Freddy’s Chicken & Pizza, Northampton, owed £370.80 to 1 worker
  144. Your Electrical Supplies Services & Solutions (A) Ltd, Normanton, West Yorkshire, owed £369.88 to 2 workers
  145. SLRS Ltd, trading as Stealth Security, Southampton, owed £366.26 to 1 worker
  146. Industrial Medical Agency Ltd, Bradford, owed £365.37 to 1 worker
  147. Le Nantais Bistro (Hove) Ltd, Brighton, owed £362.44 to 1 worker
  148. Trident Design and Build Ltd, Warwick, owed £360.35 to 2 workers
  149. Jackson Dairies Ltd, Stockport, owed £355.90 to 3 workers
  150. Stephen Johnstone & Son Funeral Directors, Chester, owed £347.05 to 1 worker
  151. Motorbody Accident Repair Centre Ltd, Ambleside, Cumbria, owed £338.27 to 1 worker
  152. Beezy Beez Day Nursery Ltd, Leicester, owed £334.26 to 1 worker
  153. Manchester Super Store (Rusholme) Ltd, Manchester, owed £315.50 to 1 worker
  154. Lakhani Holdings Ltd, trading as Munro Pharmacy, London, E13, owed £312.00 to 1 worker
  155. The Personnel People Ltd, Norwich, owed £298.58 to 15 workers
  156. Smart Cool Ltd, Hull, owed £294.71 to 1 worker
  157. Kent Coach Travel Ltd, Sheerness, owed £294.51 to 1 worker
  158. Arcadia Care Ltd, Birmingham, owed, £286.00 to 1 worker
  159. B2B Engage Ltd, Bracknell, owed £282.00 to 1 worker
  160. Sollertia Limited, Newton Le Willows, Merseyside, owed £271.95 to 1 worker
  161. Mrs Ruth Elizabeth Goff & Mrs Enid Elizabeth Butt, trading as Cotswold Equine Training, Burford, Oxfordshire, owed £268.72 to 1 worker
  162. Benkaz Ltd, Shotts, Lanarkshire, owed £266.71 to 1 worker
  163. Kinza Beauty Lounge Ltd, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, owed £258.30 to 1 worker
  164. Care 4 U Services (Lincs) Ltd, Lincoln, owed £257.27 to 1 worker
  165. Mr Anthony Shields, trading as 2CV City, Bradford, owed £252.46 to 1 worker
  166. Purple Pig Middlesbrough Ltd, Middlesbrough, owed £226.00 to 1 worker
  167. Fury Murry’s (Paisley) Ltd, Paisley, owed £216.14 to 1 worker
  168. Greene King Retail Services Ltd, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, owed £211.89 to 1 worker
  169. Consummate Care UK Ltd, Coventry, owed £201.36 to 1 worker
  170. Professional Print Finishing Services Limited, London, N18, owed £198.25 to 1 worker
  171. Supreme (UK) Ltd, Woking, owed £197.41 to 1 worker
  172. Dimples Riverside Day Nursery Ltd, Middlesbrough, owed £195.23 to 5 workers
  173. Poundstretcher Ltd, Huddersfield, owed £182.94 to 2 workers
  174. Wood & Co (Leicester) Ltd, Leicester, owed £179.17 to 1 worker
  175. Pomodoro 1 Ltd, Bewdley, Worcestershire, owed £177.64 to 2 workers
  176. Mr Isni Balija, trading as Letchworth Hand Car Wash, Letchworth Garden City, owed £173.33 to 1 worker
  177. Euro Dental Laboratory Services Ltd, Chorley, owed £173.00 to 1 worker
  178. Plum Buffets Ltd, Coventry, owed £156.00 to 1 worker
  179. Safe Night Security Ltd, Sunderland, owed £156.00 to 1 worker
  180. Miss Alison Margaret Smith, trading as AMS Hair & Beauty, Edinburgh, owed £150.00 to 2 workers
  181. Food n Tipple Ltd, Bolton, owed £148.28 to 1 worker
  182. Biton System Consultants Ltd, Chelmsford, Essex, owed £145.00 to 1 worker
  183. Shepherdess Café Ltd, London, EC14, owed £141.70 to 1 worker
  184. Beau Visage Beauty Ltd, Manchester, owed £141.00 to 1 worker
  185. Assist Homecare (Scotland) Ltd, Stevenston, Ayrshire, owed £134.21 to 1 worker
  186. TS Developments Ltd, trading as Imperial Workforce, Darlington, owed £130.30 to 12 workers
  187. Lifeline Homecare Ltd, Frome, Somerset, owed £130.02 to 3 workers
  188. IPizza UK Ltd, trading as IPizza, London, W3, owed £130.00 to 1 worker
  189. Nu U 2 Ltd, Sittingbourne, Kent, owed £125.57 to 1 worker
  190. Quest Cleaning Services Ltd, Staverton, Wiltshire, owed £125.13 to 1 worker
  191. My Home Choice (Essex) Ltd, trading as Bluebird Care Colchester, Colchester, owed £120.53 to 1 worker
  192. L M Bubble Tea Ltd, trading as Mooboo, Liverpool, owed £117.19 to 1 worker
  193. Newline Care Home Ltd, Bradford, owed £116.31 to 1 worker
  194. Peppermint UK Foods Ltd, trading as Subway, Brentwood, owed £107.20 to 1 worker
  195. Miss Despina Glykeriou and Mrs Jane Waldrum, trading as P W W Ice Cream Supplies, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, owed £106.72 to 1 worker
  196. Micro Fitness Ltd, Cumbernauld, Glasgow, owed £104.93 to 1 worker
  197. Silenster Building Services Ltd, Thetford, Norfolk, owed £103.48 to 1 worker

The naming and shaming scheme was revised in October 2013 to make it simpler to name and shame employers that do not comply with minimum wage rules. The 197 cases named today (11 August 2016) were thoroughly investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Businesses or employees who would like to find out more about the National Minimum Wage should visit www.acas.org.uk/nmw.

Notes to editors

1.Employers have a duty to be aware of the different legal rates for the National Minimum Wage. The current minimum wage rates are:

  • National Living Wage (25 years and over) - £7.20 per hour
  • adult rate of National Minimum Wage (21 years and over) - £6.70 per hour
  • 18 to 20-year olds - £5.30 per hour
  • 16 to 17-year olds - £3.87 per hour
  • apprentice rate - £3.30 per hour

The apprentice rate applies to apprentices aged 16 to 18 years and those aged 19 years and over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage rate for their age.

2.The government is committed to increasing compliance with minimum wage legislation and effective enforcement of it. Everyone who is entitled to the minimum wage should receive it. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) scheme to name employers who break minimum wage law came into effect on 1 January 2011. The scheme is one of a range of tools at the government’s disposal to tackle this issue. Employers who pay workers less than the minimum wage not only have to pay back arrears of wages at current minimum wage rates but also face financial penalties of up to £20,000 per worker. In the most serious cases employers can be prosecuted.

3.From 1 October 2013 the government revised the naming scheme to make it simpler to name and shame employers who break the law. Under this scheme the government will name all employers that have been issued with a Notice of Underpayment (NoU) unless employers meet one of the exceptional criteria or have arrears of £100 or less. All 197 cases named today (11 August 2016) failed to pay the National Minimum Wage and owed arrears of at least £100.

4.Employers have 28 days to appeal to HMRC against the NoU (this notice sets out the owed wages to be paid by the employer together with the penalty for not complying with minimum wage law). If the employer does not appeal or unsuccessfully appeals against this NoU, BEIS will consider them for naming. The employer then has 14 days to make representations to BEIS outlining whether they meet any of the exceptional criteria:

  • naming by BEIS carries a risk of personal harm to an individual or their family
  • there are national security risks associated with naming in this instance
  • other factors which suggest that it would not be in the public interest to name the employer

If BEIS does not receive any representations or the representations received are unsuccessful, the employer will be named via a BEIS press release under this scheme.

5.For further advice on the National Minimum Wage, contact Acas

6.On 1 April 2016 the government’s new National Living Wage became law. Workers aged 25 years or over who are not in the first year of an apprenticeship are legally entitled to at least £7.20 per hour. Employers will be responsible for ensuring they are paying their staff correctly. The National Living Wage will be enforced in the same way as the current National Minimum Wage.