Pub minimum wage offenders named and shamed

By Ellie Bothwell contact

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Minimum wage, Public house

A number of pubs are among the latest offenders named by the Government for failure to pay the National Minimum Wage to workers
A number of pubs are among the latest offenders named by the Government for failure to pay the National Minimum Wage to workers
Scottish leisure operator G1 Group and a number of pubs have been named and shamed by the Government in a list of employers who failed to pay their workers minimum wage.

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.

Related news

Show more

5 comments

Show more

Real or Clone

Posted by Objective Observer,

Is the post from Giles Thorley a real person or someone purporting to be the former Punch Chief.

Mr Nason is of course right Self Employed don't earn a wage although accountants encourage registering drawings on the grounds that HMRC question living for nothing.

Report abuse

Giles

Posted by ken nason,

I think you mean .1% earn no more than £8 per hour.

Self employed people don't earn an hourly wage they take drawings from the profitability of the business (whatever it is at the year end)

If a wage is wanted then a job as a manager for someone is of course the answer.

Report abuse

99% of tied Tenants earn less than £6.50

Posted by Giles Thorley,

Its true 99.9% of all pubco tied tenants nationwide earn less than the minimum wage.
The remaining 1% earn no more than £8 per hour.

Report abuse

Follow us

Pub Trade Guides

View more

FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to The Morning Advertiser

The definitive voice for the pub trade

Get the latest news, analysis and insights from the uk pub sector straight to your inbox!

Listen to The MA Podcast