Companies named in government’s minimum wage offenders list


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Four businesses from across the region have been named in the government's list of employers who have failed to pay the national minimum wage.

King's Lynn barbers Mr Snippers was the highest entry at 53, owing £1,867.54 to one worker, which the firm said was down to an accounting error.

Haulage business AA Dispatch, based in Thetford, owed £1,669.41 to one worker, making it on the list at 60.

Suffolk brewery Greene King's retail arm was also named on the list, at 169, for owing one worker £211.89.

Silenster Building Services, based in Thetford, was named last on the list in 198th place for owing £103.48 to an employee.

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Nationally the worst offender was San Lorenzo Ltd in Wimbledon which owes £99,541.98 to 30 workers.

Football club Brighton and Hove Albion were also included on the list for owing a worker £2,861.64.

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All the money has been paid back to the workers in question and the list is compiled by HM Revenue and Customs after investigating each business.

Business minister Margot James, speaking about the list as a whole, said: 'This government is determined to build an economy that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.

'That means making sure everyone gets paid the wages they are owed – including our new, higher, National Living Wage. It is not acceptable that some employers fail to pay at least the minimum wage their workers are entitled to.

'So we'll continue to crack down on those who ignore the law, including by naming and shaming them.'

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