National Minimum Wage rates

It’s that time of year again. On the eve of the new National Minimum Wage rates coming into force, the Government has published its latest list of non-payers to name and shame them. As well as the usual hairdressers, car washes and hospitality offenders the big names on the list include Wagamama, Stoke & Birmingham City Football Clubs, TGI Fridays and Marriott Hotels.

In total over 9,000 workers across the country were underpaid £1,100,000.00. Offending companies not only have to make up the employee’s wages but also face a fine of up to 200% of the underpayment. This together with the negative publicity attached to being anNational Minimum Wage rates non-payer mean it is worth getting the new NMW rates input into your payroll software to avoid any issues come April.