Excuses For Not Paying Minimum Wage

In the 2020 to 2021 tax year, HMRC helped more than 155,000 workers across the UK recover more than £16 million in pay which was due to them, and also issued more than £14 million in penalties. HMRC has published some of the most absurd excuses used for not paying the national minimum wage: “She does […]

Channel 4’s Dispatches Exposes Reality of the Gig Economy

In the last 12 months, interest in gig worker jobs including those with delivery services has increased.  Channel Four’s Dispatches programme tonight (12 April 2021) sees reporter Morland Sanders investigate the reality of gig work and its growing influence in the job market over the last 12 months. National and local lockdowns have seen many […]

New NMW And NLW Rates From 1 April 2021

New rates of the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) come into force on 1 April 2021.  These increases mark the first step on the path to the Government’s target of an NLW set at two-thirds of median earnings by 2024.  The new NLW and NMW rates are set out below. Previous […]

Sleeping Carers Not Entitled to NMW

A long-running case has concluded with the Supreme Court ruling that care workers who are required to sleep at their workplace in case they are needed during the night are not entitled to National Minimum Wage for the time that they are sleeping.  The Supreme Court has agreed with the Court of Appeal’s 2018 decision […]

Latest “name and shame” list of businesses failing to pay NMW

On 31 December, the government published their latest “name and shame” list of businesses that failed to pay their workers the minimum wage.  Investigated between 2016 and 2018, the 139 named companies failed to pay £6.7 million to over 95,000 workers in total, in a breach of employment law. This is the first time the […]