Employers shamed for underpaying workers — including apprentices

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has named and shamed 25 employers for failing to pay the minimum wage — and more than one is under fire over apprentice pay.

A BIS spokesperson confirmed more than one of the companies had paid learners less than the £2.73 apprentice minimum wage.

She refused to specify the firms at fault over apprentice pay or exactly how many apprentices were affected.

The full list of underpaying employers, who collectively owe workers more than £89,000 and have been fined more than £36,000, is below:

  • The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham, neglected to pay £25,553.40 to 16 workers
  • Walsall FC Community Programme, Walsall, neglected to pay £9,353.63 to six workers
  • KIG (Nottm) Ltd, trading as Little Bears Day Nursery Nottingham, neglected to pay £9,298.86 to two workers
  • Narvida Ltd, Dunfermline, neglected to pay £7,629.00 to eight workers
  • Associates Hair, Body and Mind Ltd, Durham, neglected to pay £5,349.79 to six workers
  • Worthingtons The Salon Ltd, Reading, neglected to pay £5,054.89 to a worker
  • Heropreneurs, Suffolk, neglected to pay £4,374.84 to a worker
  • Gurdal Ltd trading as Lyng Pharmacy, West Bromwich, neglected to pay £4,120.94 to a worker
  • Mrs Christine O’Mara, Mr Terry Krause & Mr Anthony O’Mara trading as Discount Sports, Rotherham, neglected to pay £3,475.94 to five workers
  • Civil Defence Supply Ltd, Lincoln, neglected to pay £3,454.80 to a worker
  • Ms J Bonaldi trading as Glow Hair Boutique, Prestwick, neglected to pay £3,295.63 to a worker
  • Mr Terence Brown, trading as Twins Fruiterers, Sunderland, neglected to pay £2,140.82 to a worker
  • The Gearbox Company Ltd, trading as South West Transmissions, Exeter, neglected to pay £1,524.22 to a worker
  • Mr G Ieronimo, Mrs C Ieronimo & Mrs J Dean trading as Cutting Club, Cleethorpes, neglected to pay £835.76 to nine workers
  • Mrs J Norbury & Miss B Norbury, trading as Rare, Oldham, neglected to pay £671.86 to a worker
  • Valentino’s Hair & Beauty Ltd, Rotherham, neglected to pay £655.70 to two workers
  • Ms Tuyet Vo, trading as Modern Nails, Manchester, neglected to pay £604.74 to a worker
  • Xios 1 Ltd, trading as L’Unico Richmond, neglected to pay £485.46 to a worker
  • Mrs R Collins, trading as Somtum Thai Takeaway Cafe, Dorset, neglected to pay £418.59 to a worker
  • Premier Autos (Hednesford) Ltd, Staffordshire, neglected to pay £339.12 to a worker
  • Armonia Ltd, trading as Armonia Health & Beauty Treatment & Training Centre, Doncaster, neglected to pay £286.12 to six workers
  • TopCon Construction Ltd, Grimsby, neglected to pay £276.02 to a worker
  • Danhouse Security Ltd, Surrey neglected to pay £161.83 to two workers
  • Rucola Ltd, Amersham, neglected to pay £130.29 to two workers
  • Ms D Perry, trading as Dog in a Doublet, Peterborough, neglected to pay £108.97 to three workers