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National Minimum Wage Cheats ‘Named And Shamed’


The UK Government has today (Thursday) named and shamed seventy-five employers who failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage.

Between them, the named employers racked up more than £153,000 in owed arrears and span sectors including hairdressing, fashion, publishing, hospitality, health and fitness, automotive, social care, and retail.

The total number of businesses named and shamed since the scheme was introduced in October 2013 now stands at 285 employers, ‘with total arrears of over £788,000 and total penalties of over £325,000’.

From October 2015, the National Minimum Wage will increase to £6.70 for adults of 21 years-of-age and over – it’s currently set at £6.50 per hour. For 18 to 20 year-olds the current rate is £5.13 per hour and £3.79 for young workers between the age of 16-17. The apprentice rate is just £2.73 per hour.

Business Minister Nick Boles said: “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.

“When the new National Living Wage is introduced next April (2016) we will enforce robustly. This means that the hard-working people of the UK will get the pay rise they deserve.”

However, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has called for fines to be increased to £75,000 and for more National Minimum Wage cheats to be prosecuted.

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Naming and shaming cheating employers is a move in the right direction by the government. But with hundreds of employers being caught underpaying each year, naming and shaming is just the first step.

“There needs to be more prosecutions and the maximum fine should be increased to £75,000 – so that repeat offenders and those who commit aggravated offences, like keeping false records, feel the full weight of the law bearing down on them.

“While the modest increases in resources for enforcing the minimum wage are welcome, the government still needs to pick up the pace.”

The 75 employers named today are:

  • Lime Tree Holiday Park Ltd, Buxton, neglected to pay £12,774.88 to 2 workers
  • Mytton and Mermaid Ltd, Shrewsbury, neglected to pay £9,252.68 to 9 workers
  • Individual Specialist Cars Ltd, Birmingham, neglected to pay £9,067.12 to 1 worker
  • David Lord, Lancaster, neglected to pay £7,554.55 to 1 worker
  • Bibas Hair & Beauty Ltd, London, neglected to pay £7,204.79 to 2 workers
  • Rolfe East (Letting and Management) Ltd, London, neglected to pay £7,107.43 to 20 workers
  • Choi Yiu Joe Ng t/a Hush Hair and Beauty, Birmingham, neglected to pay £6,783.78 to 2 workers
  • Clinton and Elaine Dailly t/a Clinton Dailly Hair Design, Dundee, neglected to pay £6,128.73 to 2 workers
  • Shapes Hair Ltd, Newport, neglected to pay £5,771.54 to 1 worker
  • Simply Hair & Beauty Ltd, Troon, neglected to pay £5,235.14 to 1 worker
  • The 9th Duke of Rutland Will Trust, Belvoir Estate Trust, t/a Belvoir Castle, Grantham, neglected to pay £4,070.25 to 57 workers
  • The Vinyl Corporation Ltd t/a Decalcraft Signs, Nottingham, neglected to pay £3,892.07 to 3 workers
  • KAE Marketing Intelligence Ltd, London, neglected to pay £3,757.64 to 5 workers
  • Ally Bally Bee Childcare Ltd, Blantyre, neglected to pay £3,537.06 to 2 workers
  • 3McC Ltd, Glasgow, neglected to pay £3,435.08 to 1 worker
  • Alan Matthews t/a Cutz Both Wayz, Waltham Abbey, neglected to pay £3,049.31 to 2 workers
  • Philip A Warren t/a Cherry Tree Autos, Treharris, neglected to pay £3,006.63 to 1 worker
  • Craymere Ltd t/a Topknot Hair & Beauty, Nottingham, neglected to pay £2,486.19 to 2 workers
  • Brady Insurance Services Ltd, Enniskillen, neglected to pay £2,482.81 to 1 worker
  • JRM Motor Engineers Ltd, Hartlepool, neglected to pay £2,412.83 to 2 workers
  • Crayford & Abbs Ltd, Holt, neglected to pay £2,317.33 to 1 worker
  • Holly Spring Ltd t/a Spring Lodge Residential Home, Worthing, neglected to pay £2,274.66 to 22 workers
  • The Ultimate Dental Laboratory Ltd, Liverpool, neglected to pay £2,156.95 to 4 workers
  • More Than Conquerors Limited t/a Abba Nursery, Bolton, neglected to pay £2,015.08 to 6 workers
  • Quantum Pursuits (UK) Ltd t/a Veqtor, Brook, neglected to pay £1,808.62 to 1 worker
  • Carboclass Ltd t/a Lords Builders Merchants, London, neglected to pay £1,762.27 to 2 workers
  • Vivienne O’Connor t/a MD’s Hair and Beauty Studio, Colwyn Bay, neglected to pay £1,752.96 to 1 worker
  • Rage Motorsport Ltd, Luton, neglected to pay £1,622.41 to 1 worker
  • WY (Rookery Hall) Ltd t/a Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, Nantwich, neglected to pay £1,588.56 to 1 worker
  • Susan Isaacs Nursery School on behalf of Bolton Council, Bolton, neglected to pay £1,587.38 to 3 workers
  • OM (Services) Ltd t/a OM Hair Salon, Taunton, neglected to pay £1,568.89 to 3 workers
  • Ashwood Taverns Ltd t/a Craven Heifer, Darwen, neglected to pay £1,419.99 to 1 worker
  • Julie Shields t/a The Beauty Tree, Castleford, neglected to pay £1,391.65 to 1 worker
  • Pro-Force Ltd, Canterbury, neglected to pay £1,280.99 to 25 workers
  • Our Aim Appeals, Birmingham, neglected to pay £1,278.60 to 1 worker
  • Ebony Joiners Ltd, Reddingmuirhead, neglected to pay £1,169.10 to 1 worker
  • Denton & Nickels Ltd, Doncaster, neglected to pay £1,162.30 to 3 workers
  • Medina Chemists Ltd, Nottingham, neglected to pay £1,123.23 to 1 worker
  • Versatile Mobiles t/a Elite Contact Ltd, Manchester, neglected to pay £985.77 to 4 workers
  • Linda Glennon t/a Hair Matters, Wrexham, neglected to pay £807.58 to 2 workers
  • Acorn Care Services Ltd, Sandown, neglected to pay £784.38 to 8 workers
  • Darron Tool & Engineering (Sheffield) Ltd, Rotherham, neglected to pay £749.44 to 1 worker
  • Diamond Cabs Ltd, Gainsborough, neglected to pay £722.87 to 1 worker
  • Activkids South East Ltd, London, neglected to pay £719.62 to 1 worker
  • The Blindz Store Ltd, Bury, neglected to pay £703.71 to 2 workers
  • Paramount Security Services PS Ltd, Nottingham, neglected to pay £694.10 to 1 worker
  • Vape (Worksop) Ltd, Worksop, neglected to pay £692.55 to 1 worker
  • Patricia Mayhew t/a The Stitch Academy, Taunton, neglected to pay £645.28 to 1 worker
  • The Garden Sandwich Bar Ltd, London, neglected to pay £600.41 to 1 worker
  • Energy & Compliance Technology Ltd t/a Compliance 365, Wakefield, neglected to pay £595.36 to 2 workers
  • Paul Nyman Ltd, Wakefield, neglected to pay £531.04 to 1 worker
  • Moon & Benney Ltd t/a Group Travel Bodmin, neglected to pay £523.34 to 1 worker
  • Spice Venue Dudley Ltd t/a The Venue, Birmingham, neglected to pay £465.71 to 1 worker
  • Worldflair Ltd t/a Krazy Kingdom, Blackpool, neglected to pay £443.07 to 6 workers
  • Jonathan Law t/a Saks, Edinburgh, neglected to pay £413.13 to 1 worker
  • Chi Wah Ken Cheung t/a Golden Oryza, Bournemouth, neglected to pay £410.48 to 1 worker
  • Fernandez Enterprises Ltd t/a Gourmet Coffee, Liverpool, neglected to pay £367.20 to 1 worker
  • J Frederick, B Frederick & P C Frederick t/a as Fredericks of Chesterfield, Chesterfield, neglected to pay £348.38 to 1 worker
  • On Your Bike (Recycle) Ltd, Taunton, neglected to pay £317.61 to 1 worker
  • R Thomson (Electrical Contractors) Ltd, Warrington, neglected to pay £302.11 to 1 worker
  • Zaheer Azam & Rehana Azam t/a Ziggy’s Schoolwear, Oldham, neglected to pay £291.07 to 1 worker
  • Cleantec Ltd, Watford, neglected to pay £284.30 to 43 workers
  • Clare Robinson t/a Jeselle, Doncaster, neglected to pay £268.03 to 1 worker
  • Dhanjaye Damhar, Dhanjaye Ravi Damhar, Nisha Damhar t/a Beechey House Care Home (ceased trading), Bournemouth, neglected to pay £251.87 to 1 worker
  • Amaretto (Ashington) Ltd, Ashington, neglected to pay £251.52 to 1 worker
  • Airwaves Design Ltd, Altrincham, neglected to pay £250.98 to 1 worker
  • Phil Pickford t/a Surecare (Bristol), Bristol, neglected to pay £236.60 to 1 worker
  • Lift Source (UK) Ltd, Rugeley, neglected to pay £160.92 to 1 worker
  • Rayman and Thomas Ltd, London, neglected to pay £149.50 to 1 worker
  • Amore (Scotland) Ltd, Aberdeen, neglected to pay £126.30 to 2 workers
  • Bomoco Ltd t/a Romford Mazda, Romford, neglected to pay £126.13 to 1 worker
  • Alistair Donaldson t/a Donaldson Plastering, Swansea, neglected to pay £123.79 to 1 worker
  • Waterman Infrastructure and Environment Ltd, London, neglected to pay £114.01 to 1 worker
  • Obsession Salon & Spas Ltd, Lichfield, neglected to pay £113.20 to 1 worker
  • Joomla Balti House Ltd, Market Rasen, neglected to pay £101.97 to 1 worker

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