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The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for more resources to be given to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Service (HMRC) to clamp down on employers who avoid paying staff the minimum wage, following the naming of shaming of employers who have been fined for not paying their staff the...
11 August 2016
Commenting on allegations of minimum wage breaches by Sports Direct, made today (Wednesday) following an undercover investigation by the Guardian newspaper into their employment practices, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It will surprise no one that Sports Direct is hitting the headlines for the wrong reasons again. All workers...
09 December 2015
The government today (Friday) published a list of 115 employers who have failed to pay 1,700 workers the National Minimum Wage. The TUC estimates that at least 250,000 workers were being denied their legal pay, and that only a quarter of offenders are being caught.
23 October 2015
Responding to the ‘naming and shaming’ today (Thursday) by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of 75 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Naming and shaming cheating employers is a move in the right direction by the...
30 July 2015
Commenting on the naming and shaming today (Tuesday) by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of employers who have cheated staff out of the minimum wage, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s great to see more cheapskate bosses brought to justice for not paying the minimum wage. It’s...
24 March 2015
Commenting on details revealed today of the new minimum wage rate, to be introduced from October 2015, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It is good that the minimum wage is set to go up more than average earnings, but if the recovery is really as strong and sustained as...
23 February 2015
Care workers looking after the most vulnerable people in the UK – the elderly and the disabled - are being illegally paid below the national minimum wage of £6.50 an hour. According to the National Audit Office a staggering 220,000 care workers are being exploited in this way. This is...
02 February 2015
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.
08 January 2015
In response to the publication today (Thursday) of the government’s Apprenticeship Pay Survey 2014, the TUC is calling on ministers to take tougher action on employers who break minimum wage rules. The survey published by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) finds that around one in seven (14...
18 December 2014
Responding to announcements made today (Monday) at the Liberal Democrat Conference by Vince Cable on increasing the minimum wage for apprenticeships and addressing employment contract abuse, the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is the right thing to do for both young workers and the economy and will help...
06 October 2014

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