The 25 owe workers more than 43,000 in unpaid wages and also have to pay fines totalling 21,000.
Jenny Willott, the business minister, said: Paying less than the minimum wage is not only wrong, it’s illegal. If employers break the law they need to know that they will face tough consequences.
The latest increase in the minimum wage for adults by 19p to 6.50 per hour will come into effect on 1st October.
Ensuring you comply with minimum wage legislation isnt always as simple as paying employees the correct rate.
For instance employers who provide accommodation for staff can only count 34.37 per week of that cost towards the minimum wage, and you also can’t include tips within the calculation.
Those who use freelancers or other self-employed workers should also check that they would not be legally regarded as employees. More information on this issue here.
The 25 employers are:
Christine Cadden and Nicola Banks of Renaissance, Wirral, neglected to pay 7,310.65 to 3 workers
Alan King and John King of Arthur Simpson & Co, Bradford, neglected to pay 6,426.12 to a worker
Central Heating Services Ltd, Hampshire, neglected to pay 6,200.28 to 4 workers
Cargilfield School Ltd, Edinburgh, neglected to pay 3,739.58 to a worker
A2ZEE Construction Ltd, Cramlington, neglected to pay 3,375.51 to 14 workers
Mr and Mrs Balasco of Eugenio, Bristol, neglected to pay 3,037.53 to 2 workers
Mr and Mrs Hampton of The Wheatsheaf Inn, Cheshire, neglected to pay 2,057.88 to 4 workers
Steven Stainton of Steven Stainton Joinery, Cumbria, neglected to pay 1,415.82 to a worker
Runbaro Ltd, Swindon, neglected to pay 1,413.88 to a worker
Satwinder Singh Khatter and Tejinder Singh Khatter of The Bath Hotel, Reading, neglected to pay 1,237.79 to 2 workers
Richard Last of Classic Carpentry, Godalming, neglected to pay 1,236.72 to a worker
“We are Mop! Ltd, London, neglected to pay 1,018.05 to 2 workers
Mrs Sue English of Legends Hairdressers, Colchester, neglected to pay 823.40 to a worker
Saftdwin Ltd, Hampshire, neglected to pay 806.37 to 2 workers
Master Distribution Ltd, Essex, neglected to pay 718.62 to a worker
Perth Hotels Ltd, Perth, neglected to pay 556.80 to a worker
Bryants Nurseries Ltd, Hertfordshire, neglected to pay 494.07 to a worker
Dove Mill Retail Outlet Ltd, Bolton, neglected to pay 461.84 to a worker
Luigis Little Italy Ltd, Yorkshire, neglected to pay 281.04 to 5 workers
CPS SW Ltd, Exmouth, neglected to pay 261.29 to a worker
Mr Gary Calder, Mr Richard Calder and Mr Neil Calder of Avenue Agricultural, Northamptonshire, neglected to pay 256.55 to a worker
Dakal Ltd, Northampton, neglected to pay 252.00 to 2 workers
Zoom Ltd, Havant, neglected to pay 242.28 to 3 workers
HSS Hire Service Group Ltd, Manchester, neglected to pay 149.00 to 15 workers
Sun Shack Ltd, Hamilton, neglected to pay 134.35 to 8 workers