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breaking minimum wage law undermines trust

The CBI’s trust-in-business campaign, The Great Business Debate, recognises that what businesses do as employers is a key influence on the wider reputation of business.

Complying with National Minimum Wage (NMW) rules is part of that.

A further 37 employers who failed to pay their workers the NMW have been named by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills today (15.1.15) in addition to 55 already identified since the new naming regime came into force in October 2013.

The Government also said that HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) NMW enforcement budget will be increased by a further £3 million in 2015/16, allowing an increase in the number of compliance officers. BBC news story here.

Katja Hall, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:

Clearly, applying the appropriate National Minimum Wage rate is the law and no business should ever pay its employees below this level. The CBI fully supports strong enforcement where businesses have deliberately ignored the rules and we’ve welcomed recent announcements by Government in this area.”

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