Formby Hall named and shamed for failing to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage August 11th, 2016 webteam Latest News Shares Comments Formby Hall and Flavour Fresh salads named and shamed for failing to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage. Two local Firms have been named and shamed by the Government in the longest list published since 2013. Formby Hall Golf club and Flavour Fresh salads and are the two firms named. The largest list of employers to be named and shamed for failing to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage has been published today (11 August 2016). Almost 200 employers who failed to pay their workers the legal minimum have been publicly named, Business Minister Margot James announced. Between them, the 198 companies named owed £466,219 in arrears, across a range of employers including football clubs, hotels, care homes and hairdressers. All of the money owed to these workers has been paid back to them. Since the scheme was introduced in October 2013, 688 employers have been named and shamed, with total arrears of more than £3.5 million. Business Minister Margot James said: This government is determined to build an economy that works for everyone, not just the privileged few. 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. The National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and over was introduced in April this year, which has meant a pay rise of more than £900-a-year for someone previously working full time on the National Minimum Wage. For workers under the age of 25, the National Minimum Wage still applies. It is an employer’s responsibility to be aware of the different minimum wage rates depending on the circumstances of their workers – and to make sure all eligible workers are paid at least the minimum rate they are entitled to. The National Living Wage will be enforced equally robustly alongside the National Minimum Wage. OTSNews.co.uk has contacted both Formby Hall and Flavour Fresh salads and both declined to make a comment on the matter. The list can be found here Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/Otsnews-Southport-1575528676012039/ Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!