Agenda item

Employers and the Minimum Wage

Minutes:

Alderman Devenney referred to a recent report by the HMRC that had listed employers for not paying the minimum wage to their staff.  He stated it was disgraceful when taking into account that over 1,000 employees were affected.  He welcomed that the HMRC had clearly issued a message to all employers that the minimum wage was not optional, it was law and commended them for taking the initiative on the matter.  He hoped that the report would send a message that any employer not paying the minimum wage would be scrutinised and brought to task.