A list of 48 businesses was released today by business minister Jo Swinson.
Among the firms named were:
- G1 Venues, trading as Arta Restaurant, Glasgow, neglected to pay £45,124 to 2,895 workers
- The Bell at Skenfrith, Skenfrith, neglected to pay £1,619.36 to 1 worker
- The Bull’s Head (Inkberrow), trading as The Bull’s Head Inn, Worcester, neglected to pay £580.95 to 3 workers
- Mrs Yoko Banks, trading as Ashley House Hotel, Harrogate, neglected to pay £405.07 to 1 worker
- Ms Sonia Duncton, trading as The Three Compasses Public House, Alford, neglected to pay £344.72 to 3 workers
- Golden Phoenix Inns, trading as The Crown Inn, Bristol, neglected to pay £284.01 to 1 workers
Swinson said: “There’s no excuse for companies that don’t pay staff the wages they’re entitled to – whether by wilfully breaking the law, or making irresponsible mistakes.
“The government is protecting workers by cracking down on employers who ignore minimum wage rules. In addition to naming and shaming, we’ve increased the penalty fines and boosted the resources available to investigate non-compliance."
Employers who pay workers less than the minimum wage can face penalties of up to £20,000.