The TUC estimates that the number of workers not being paid the legal National Minimum Wage (NMW) in both the formal and grey economies is at least 250,000. Employers who deliberately set out to swindle their workers and those who are simply careless over their responsibilities must come to be sure that there will be serious consequences if they fail to comply with the minimum wage. Our goal must simply be to get to a position where cheats are never allowed to prosper from their misdeeds. Failing to pay the national minimum wage:
In short, cheating on the national minimum wage is a very antisocial act as well as an illegal one. In this report, the TUC argues that the NMW enforcement regime must be subject to a process of continual improvement in order to keep up with those employers who actively look for new ways to try to evade their responsibility to pay the minimum wage.
This report briefly examines the position of 10 vulnerable groups of workers and sets out the following 10 point plan for sharpening NMW enforcement during the next parliament :
You can download the full report here:
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