Belfast Telegraph

Tesco to pay back £10m to 140,000 UK staff

By Holly Williams

Supermarket giant Tesco is to reimburse 140,000 current and former workers almost £10m following an internal review of its reward systems.

Most of those affected will receive up to £40 each by the end of the month.

The review, held during the implementation of a new payroll system, found voluntary contributions made by some people to benefits such as pensions, childcare vouchers and cycle-to-work schemes, led to errors that resulted in their pay after salary sacrifice not reaching national living wage levels. Tesco has around 50 stores in Northern Ireland.

Chief executive Matt Davies said: "As soon as our own review identified this issue, we took immediate action to resolve it and establish which colleagues are affected.

"We've apologised to our colleagues and our priority now is to talk to them about how this affects them individually, and make any necessary payments."

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