Which companies aren't paying minimum wage?

23 October 2015

Accessorize The government are naming and shaming companies that don't pay minimum wage, and the biggest name on the list is Monsoon/Accessorize, who clearly make enough profit to do so. According to the powers that be, the fashion retailer owes its 1,438 staff £104,507.83, which is not to be sniffed at.

Also on the list is the Tyne & Wear Riding for the Disabled Association, which should be giving staff £27,151.79 extra.

Nick Boles the Business Minister, says: "Employers that fail to pay the minimum wage hurt the living standards of the lowest paid and their families. As a one nation government on the side of working people we are determined that everyone who is entitled to the National Minimum Wage receives it."

"Next April we will introduce a new National Living Wage which will mean a £900-a-year pay rise for someone working full time on the minimum wage and we will enforce this equally robustly."

So far, the government have doled out £513,000 in penalties to firms that aren't paying their workers fairly. And the government don't care how big or small your company is - they'll name you.

Top 10 minimum wage offenders:

1. Monsoon Accessorize Ltd - didn't pay £104,507.83 to 1,438 workers
2. Tyne & Wear Riding for the Disabled Association (trading as Washington Riding Centre) didn't pay £27,151.79 to 6 workers
3. Project Security UK Ltd, Doncaster, failed to pay £23,857.11 to 18 workers
4. Carl Keith Salons Ltd, Prescot, neglected to pay £20,535.03 to 5 staff members
5. Cornwall Glass & Glazing Ltd, trading as Exeter & MacKenzie Glass Centre, who underpaid £14,253.66 to 9 employees
6. Mr Gholam Ghiassi, Chaigley, neglected to pay £14,208.40 to 2 staff
7. Helen Woodend, trading as New Brooms, Burton-in-Kendal, didn't pay £13,447.01 to 14 employees
8. Stoke College Educational Trust Ltd, trading as Stoke College, Sudbury, neglected to pay £12,094.83 to 7 staff
9. Village Garage Engineers Ltd, trading as Village Garage, Plean, underpaid £9,159.80 to 3 workers
10. Aspect Plumbing & Heating Ltd, trading as Aspect Plumbing & Heating, Liverpool, failed to pay £8,280.45 to 1 person (they'll be gutted today)

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