A mobile phone business has been named among a list of 200 employers who failed to pay their workers the legal National Minimum Wage.
Compiled by the UK Government, the list included Swansea based company Mobile Buddy who owed one employee £1,162 in arrears. The business sells mobile phones, accessories and also offers in-store repair services.
It was the only telecoms business to be named in the report and has since paid back the employee in question.
Named & shamed
Business minister Margot James said the list was part of the Government’s bid to crack down on those who do not adhere to the National Minimum Wage Scheme. ‘This government is determined to build an economy that works for everyone, not just the privileged few,’ she said.
‘That means making sure everyone gets paid the wages they are owed – including our new, higher, National Living Wage. It is not acceptable that some employers fail to pay at least the minimum wage their workers are entitled to.
‘So we’ll continue to crack down on those who ignore the law, including by naming and shaming them.’
As of October 2013 the adult National Living Wage for those aged 25 and over was £7.20 per hour. For employees agred 21 or over this dropped to £6.70 per hour while apprentices earn an hourly wage of £3.30.