359 employers have been named and shamed in the largest ever list of national minimum and living wage offenders published by the Government. The BEIS has named 359 businesses who underpaid 15,513 workers a total of £994,685, with employers in the hairdressing, hospitality and retail sectors the most prolific offenders. As well as recovering arrears for the workers, HMRC issued penalties worth around £800,000. Those on the list include Debenhams who failed to pay £134,894.83 to 11,858 workers and Peacock Stores Limited, who failed to pay £2,256.58 to 42 workers. BEIS have indicated that more than 1,500 cases are currently being worked on by HMRC and eligible employers will be named and shamed after their cases have been closed.
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