National minimum wage law: enforcement
- Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and HM Revenue & Customs
- Part of:
- National Minimum Wage and Labour market reform
- 1 October 2013
- Last updated:
- 26 July 2017, see all updates
Sets out how the scheme to name employers who break national minimum wage (NMW) law works.
This documents sets out:
- how the revised scheme to name employers who break national minimum wage (NMW) law (which came into effect on 1 October 2013) operates
- the changes made to the NMW financial penalty (which came into effect on 1 April 2016)
- how the government operates the civil and criminal enforcement regime of the NMW
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is responsible for NMW policy, which HM Revenue and Customs enforces.
Published: 1 October 2013
Updated: 26 July 2017
- Updated section 3.7 specifying additional circumstances, concerning sleeping time, in which a notice of underpayment will not impose a penalty.
- Updated to reflect the new process through which HMRC will handle complaints and the introduction of the new Director of Labour Market Enforcement regime.
- Changes made to reflect the introduction of the National Living Wage and the penalties increase coming into force on 1 April.
- Additional footnote 7 on page 20: BIS will not name employers that break national minimum wage law if the amount in arrears is £100 or less.
- Changes made to the national minimum wage financial penalty.
- First published.
- Revised scheme to name employers who break national minimum wage (NMW) law.