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Minimum wage not being paid by Belfast cleaners

By John Mulgrew

Published 05/02/2016

More than 90 employers across the UK - including a Belfast cleaners - have been named by the Government for failing to pay the national minimum wage
More than 90 employers across the UK - including a Belfast cleaners - have been named by the Government for failing to pay the national minimum wage

More than 90 employers across the UK - including a Belfast cleaners - have been named by the Government for failing to pay the national minimum wage.

The companies are in sectors including hairdressing, social care, hospitality and security, with most of the total, £1.7m, owed by Total Security Services of London.

It was the biggest single amount of money for a company discovered since the Government started naming and shaming firms in 2013 for refusing to pay the statutory rate.

Craftsman Cleaners in south Belfast was named as failing to pay just short of £150 to two of its employees. Almost 500 firms have now been publicly named by the Government.

Business Minister Nick Boles said: "There is no excuse for not paying staff the wages they're entitled to. Our policy of naming and shaming employers who ignore the law means there are consequences for their reputation as well as their wallets.

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