Tag Archives: National minimum wage

It’s a shame about BEIS

So, just like James Bond, naming & shaming of employers who breach the national minimum/living wage is back. Well, almost back. Having been suspended since the last round of naming & shaming in July 2018, pending the outcome of a … Continue reading

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Penny pinching: enforcement (or not) of the minimum wage

“A penny saved is a penny earned.” So said the 18th century clever clogs, Benjamin Franklin. Allegedly. Maybe. OK, it seems he probably didn’t say it. But, if he did, we could justly consider Franklin to be an astonishingly far-sighted … Continue reading

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Honey, I shrunk the NMW arrears

As noted previously [Shurely ‘tediously’? Ed] on this blog, Tory ministers have not been slow to crow about their apparent success in fortifying HMRC’s enforcement of the national minimum wage (NMW) in recent years. In April 2016, the then business … Continue reading

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Minimum wage, minimum shame?

On 8 December, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) named & shamed another 260 employers for non-compliance with the national minimum wage. Inevitably, press and media coverage of this round of naming & shaming – the 13th … Continue reading

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Enforcement of the NMW – a fair sport?

Earlier this month, the newly re-named Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS, formerly BIS) named & shamed another batch of 197 NMW rogues. With six months having passed since the last batch, in early February, BEIS was able … Continue reading

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NMW enforcement: curiouser and curiouser

To their credit – and that is not something I tend to say very often – Tory ministers appear to have been stung into action by revelations that large, profitable companies such as B&Q, Morrisons, Tesco and Caffe Nero are … Continue reading

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Workers thank their lucky stars for the Workers’ Party. Oh, hang on …

Every now and then, someone in the Labour Party has a pop at the Tories for not prosecuting enough employers for breaching the national minimum wage. When he was shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna was not averse to skating on this … Continue reading

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NMW enforcement: what the **** is going on, Mr Boles?

“Our policy of naming and shaming employers who ignore the law means there are consequences for their reputation as well as their wallets.” So said BIS Minister Nick Boles in February, when naming & shaming another 92 employers for non-compliance … Continue reading

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Minimum wage enforcement, the Tory way

Something very unusual has been going on with enforcement of the national minimum wage. As the following table shows, over the past five years HMRC has recovered an average of £3.9 million in arrears for an average of 23,147 workers. … Continue reading

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BIS, you cannot be serious!

So, with markedly less media hoo-ha than on previous occasions, BIS today ‘named & shamed’ another 92 employers for breaching the national minimum wage (NMW). The relative dearth of national media coverage may reflect the absence from this tranche – … Continue reading

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