Policy paper

National minimum wage law: enforcement

Sets out how the revised scheme to name employers who break national minimum wage (NMW) law will operate.

Detail

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, Innovation and Skills is responsible for NMW policy, which HM Revenue and Customs enforces.