Thirty apprentice employers shamed as not even paying £2.73 an-hour

Thirty apprentice employers shamed as not even paying £2.73 an-hour

Thirty companies who failed to pay apprentices at least the minimum wage were included in a list of 75 employers named and shamed for underpaying workers by the government today.

Between them, the 75 companies owe more than £153,000 in unpaid wages to a total of 199 employees, although it has not been revealed how many of these were apprentices who got less than the £2.73 an hour minimum.

The 75 companies, spanning sectors such as hairdressing, fashion, publishing, hospitality, health and fitness, automotive, social care, and retail, were also fined a total of more than £79,000.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) further declined to identify which of the named companies had been shamed for underpaying apprentices.

In the last apprentice pay survey, published in December, it was revealed that 14 per cent of apprentices of all ages and at all levels were paid less than the apprentice minimum wage — then £2.68. And for apprentices aged 16 to 18 studying at levels two and three, the figure rose to 24 per cent.

Skills Minister Nick Boles said: “As a one nation government on the side of working people we are determined that everyone who is entitled to the National Minimum Wage receives it.”

It is the seventh round of naming and shaming of employers who do not pay the NMW since the scheme was started in October 2013.

In total, 285 employers have been outed, and 112 of those cases have involved underpaying apprentices.

Between them, shamed employers owed more than £788,000 and have so far racked up a bill of £325,000 in penalties.

The rate paid to apprentices is set to rise 20 per cent to £3.30 in October, as the adult national minimum wage rises from £6.50 to £6.70.

Any businesses or employees with concerns or questions about the NMW can call Acas on 0300 123 1100 or visit www.gov.uk.

The 75 employers named today were:

  • Lime Tree Holiday Park Ltd, Buxton, neglected to pay £12,774.88 to two workers
  • Mytton and Mermaid Ltd, Shrewsbury, neglected to pay £9,252.68 to nine workers
  • Individual Specialist Cars Ltd, Birmingham, neglected to pay £9,067.12 to one worker
  • David Lord, Lancaster, neglected to pay £7,554.55 to one worker
  • Bibas Hair & Beauty Ltd, London, neglected to pay £7,204.79 to two workers
  • Rolfe East (Letting and Management) Ltd, London, neglected to pay £7,107.43 to 20 workers
  • Choi Yiu Joe Ng t/a Hush Hair and Beauty, Birmingham, neglected to pay £6,783.78 to two workers
  • Clinton and Elaine Dailly t/a Clinton Dailly Hair Design, Dundee, neglected to pay £6,128.73 to two workers
  • Shapes Hair Ltd, Newport, neglected to pay £5,771.54 to one worker
  • Simply Hair & Beauty Ltd, Troon, neglected to pay £5,235.14 to one worker
  • The 9th Duke of Rutland Will Trust, Belvoir Estate Trust, t/a Belvoir Castle, Grantham, neglected to pay £4,070.25 to 57 workers
  • The Vinyl Corporation Ltd t/a Decalcraft Signs, Nottingham, neglected to pay £3,892.07 to three workers
  • KAE Marketing Intelligence Ltd, London, neglected to pay £3,757.64 to five workers
  • Ally Bally Bee Childcare Ltd, Blantyre, neglected to pay £3,537.06 to two workers
  • 3McC Ltd, Glasgow, neglected to pay £3,435.08 to one worker
  • Alan Matthews t/a Cutz Both Wayz, Waltham Abbey, neglected to pay £3,049.31 to two workers
  • Philip A Warren t/a Cherry Tree Autos, Treharris, neglected to pay £3,006.63 to one worker
  • Craymere Ltd t/a Topknot Hair & Beauty, Nottingham, neglected to pay £2,486.19 to two workers
  • Brady Insurance Services Ltd, Enniskillen, neglected to pay £2,482.81 to one worker
  • JRM Motor Engineers Ltd, Hartlepool, neglected to pay £2,412.83 to two workers
  • Crayford & Abbs Ltd, Holt, neglected to pay £2,317.33 to one worker
  • Holly Spring Ltd t/a Spring Lodge Residential Home, Worthing, neglected to pay £2,274.66 to 22 workers
  • The Ultimate Dental Laboratory Ltd, Liverpool, neglected to pay £2,156.95 to four workers
  • More Than Conquerors Limited t/a Abba Nursery, Bolton, neglected to pay £2,015.08 to six workers
  • Quantum Pursuits (UK) Ltd t/a Veqtor, Brook, neglected to pay £1,808.62 to one worker
  • Carboclass Ltd t/a Lords Builders Merchants, London, neglected to pay £1,762.27 to two workers
  • Vivienne O’Connor t/a MD’s Hair and Beauty Studio, Colwyn Bay, neglected to pay £1,752.96 to one worker
  • Rage Motorsport Ltd, Luton, neglected to pay £1,622.41 to one worker
  • WY (Rookery Hall) Ltd t/a Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, Nantwich, neglected to pay £1,588.56 to one worker
  • Susan Isaacs Nursery School on behalf of Bolton Council, Bolton, neglected to pay £1,587.38 to three workers
  • OM (Services) Ltd t/a OM Hair Salon, Taunton, neglected to pay £1,568.89 to three workers
  • Ashwood Taverns Ltd t/a Craven Heifer, Darwen, neglected to pay £1,419.99 to one worker
  • Julie Shields t/a The Beauty Tree, Castleford, neglected to pay £1,391.65 to one worker
  • Pro-Force Ltd, Canterbury, neglected to pay £1,280.99 to 25 workers
  • Our Aim Appeals, Birmingham, neglected to pay £1,278.60 to one worker
  • Ebony Joiners Ltd, Reddingmuirhead, neglected to pay £1,169.10 to one worker
  • Denton & Nickels Ltd, Doncaster, neglected to pay £1,162.30 to three workers
  • Medina Chemists Ltd, Nottingham, neglected to pay £1,123.23 to one worker
  • Versatile Mobiles t/a Elite Contact Ltd, Manchester, neglected to pay £985.77 to four workers
  • Linda Glennon t/a Hair Matters, Wrexham, neglected to pay £807.58 to two workers
  • Acorn Care Services Ltd, Sandown, neglected to pay £784.38 to eight workers
  • Darron Tool & Engineering (Sheffield) Ltd, Rotherham, neglected to pay £749.44 to one worker
  • Diamond Cabs Ltd, Gainsborough, neglected to pay £722.87 to one worker
  • Activkids South East Ltd, London, neglected to pay £719.62 to one worker
  • The Blindz Store Ltd, Bury, neglected to pay £703.71 to two workers
  • Paramount Security Services PS Ltd, Nottingham, neglected to pay £694.10 to one worker
  • Vape (Worksop) Ltd, Worksop, neglected to pay £692.55 to one worker
  • Patricia Mayhew t/a The Stitch Academy, Taunton, neglected to pay £645.28 to one worker
  • The Garden Sandwich Bar Ltd, London, neglected to pay £600.41 to one worker
  • Energy & Compliance Technology Ltd t/a Compliance 365, Wakefield, neglected to pay £595.36 to two workers
  • Paul Nyman Ltd, Wakefield, neglected to pay £531.04 to one worker
  • Moon & Benney Ltd  t/a Group Travel Bodmin, neglected to pay £523.34 to one worker
  • Spice Venue Dudley Ltd t/a The Venue, Birmingham, neglected to pay £465.71 to one worker
  • Worldflair Ltd t/a Krazy Kingdom, Blackpool, neglected to pay £443.07 to six workers
  • Jonathan Law t/a Saks, Edinburgh, neglected to pay £413.13 to one worker
  • Chi Wah Ken Cheung t/a Golden Oryza, Bournemouth, neglected to pay £410.48 to one worker
  • Fernandez Enterprises Ltd  t/a Gourmet Coffee, Liverpool, neglected to pay £367.20 to one worker
  • J Frederick, B Frederick & P C Frederick t/a as Fredericks of Chesterfield, Chesterfield, neglected to pay £348.38 to one worker
  • On Your Bike (Recycle) Ltd, Taunton, neglected to pay £317.61 to one worker
  • R Thomson (Electrical Contractors) Ltd, Warrington, neglected to pay £302.11 to one worker
  • Zaheer Azam & Rehana Azam t/a Ziggy’s Schoolwear, Oldham, neglected to pay £291.07 to one worker
  • Cleantec Ltd, Watford, neglected to pay £284.30 to 43 workers
  • Clare  Robinson t/a Jeselle, Doncaster, neglected to pay £268.03 to one worker
  • Dhanjaye Damhar, Dhanjaye Ravi Damhar, Nisha Damhar t/a Beechey House Care Home (ceased trading), Bournemouth, neglected to pay £251.87 to one worker
  • Amaretto (Ashington) Ltd, Ashington, neglected to pay £251.52 to one worker
  • Airwaves Design Ltd, Altrincham, neglected to pay £250.98 to one worker
  • Phil Pickford t/a Surecare (Bristol), Bristol, neglected to pay £236.60 to one worker
  • Lift Source (UK) Ltd, Rugeley, neglected to pay £160.92 to one worker
  • Rayman and Thomas Ltd, London, neglected to pay £149.50 to one worker
  • Amore (Scotland) Ltd, Aberdeen, neglected to pay £126.30 to two workers
  • Bomoco Ltd t/a Romford Mazda, Romford, neglected to pay £126.13 to one worker
  • Alistair Donaldson t/a Donaldson Plastering, Swansea, neglected to pay £123.79 to one worker
  • Waterman Infrastructure and Environment Ltd, London, neglected to pay £114.01 to one worker
  • Obsession Salon & Spas Ltd, Lichfield, neglected to pay £113.20 to one worker
  • Joomla Balti House Ltd, Market Rasen, neglected to pay £101.97 to one workerLsect-Trailblazer-event-rolling