Bakery appears on minimum wage shame list

The Welbeck Bakehouse, the Worksop-based bakery, is among businesses mentioned in a new report who have failed to pay all staff the minimum wage.

Released by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the report claimed the bakery failed to pay a total of £133.40 to one staff member, putting it 86th on the list of 92 businesses.

Other named businesses include:

  • Hurnfield Hargate Ltd, trading as The Farm Café, Spalding, failed to pay £558.99 to 1 employee.
  • Crispy Crust Ltd, trading as Pizza Hut, Edinburgh EH12, failed to pay £309.02 to 13 employees.
  • Harknss Ltd, trading as Delight Coffee House, Gloucester, failed to pay £299.00 to 1 employee.
  • Goldex Investments (Surrey) Ltd, trading as Costa Coffee, Oxted, failed to pay £212.88 to 1 employee.
  • P&S Foods Ltd, trading as Sam's Chicken, London TW3, failed to pay £182.00 to 2 employees.
  • Paul Mason, trading as Bassett Tea Rooms, Southampton, failed to pay £159.26 to 1 employee.
  • Illingworth Moor Retail Ltd, trading as Subway, Peterlee, failed to pay £102.96 to 2 employees.

490 employers on the list

Since the scheme was introduced in October 2013, 490 employers have been named and shamed, with total arrears of over £3,000,000 and total penalties of over £1,100,000. The latest list named 92 companies who owed staff a total of £1,873,712 in arrears.

Business 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. 

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