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Brighton & Hove Albion Among Nearly 200 Businesses Named And Shamed For Not Paying The Minimum Wage

Between them, the 198 companies named owed £466,219 to employeses

11/08/2016 10:47 | Updated 11 August 2016
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Football clubs, a luxury spa and a posh country pub in David Cameron’s constituency have all been named and shamed for not paying the minimum

The business were part of a list of almost 200 companies released by the Government today who owed their workers almost half a million pounds in unpaid wages.

Among those companies listed is Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion, which owed £2,861.64 to 1 worker and League 2 side Blackpool, which had to pay £517.88 to 1 worker.

Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa in Merseyside, which charges £185 for a night in one of its executive rooms, was also found guilty of not paying the minimum wage - which is £5.30 per hour for 18 to 20-year-olds and £6.70 for over 21s.

It had to pay £1,047.00 to 1 worker.

The Chequers, in Chipping Norton, located in Cameron’s constituency of Witney in Oxfordshire owed £1,190.68 to 1 worker.

 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.”

In a statement, Brighton and Hove Albion claimed the indiscretion came about because the club were "over generous in paying the expenses of an individual on work experience placement at the club two years ago."

The club then suspended its work experience programme after being censured by the tax office.

A spokesperson said: "As a business we feel our reputation as a responsible employer has been very unfairly tarnished. We are one of the few clubs who pays its staff over and above the national living wage.

"Unfortunately, in light of this, we are now more risk averse in terms of offering work experience opportunities. This means we are unable to give as many valuable on-the-job work experience opportunities to those looking to further their careers or break into this highly competitive industry."

Since the name and scheme was introduced in October 2013, 688 employers have been publicly embarrassed, and more than £3.5 million has been paid to workers.

The latest list – the tenth since the scheme was launched – only includes business caught not paying the minimum wage, and does not take into account the National Living Wage, introduced in April

The current minimum wage rates are:

  • National Living Wage (25 years and over) - £7.20 per hour
  • adult rate of National Minimum Wage (21 years and over) - £6.70 per hour

  • 18 to 20-year olds - £5.30 per hour

  • 16 to 17-year olds - £3.87 per hour

  • apprentice rate - £3.30 per hour

 The 198 employers named today are:

  1. San Lorenzo Ltd, Wimbledon, London, owed £99,541.98 to 30 workers

  2. Premier Recruitment Ltd, Derby, owed £34,797.33 to 424 workers

  3. Regis UK Ltd, Coventry, owed £25,712.19 to 604 workers

  4. RD Resourcing Ltd, Eastleigh, Hampshire, owed £14,350.00 to 122 workers

  5. TM West Plumbing Services Ltd, Leeds, owed £12,617.76 to 2 workers

  6. Mr Ronald McConnachie, trading as Bay Newsagents, Weymss Bay, Renfrewshire, owed £12,527.97 to 3 workers

  7. SLW Ltd, trading as Sycamore Care Centre, Sunderland, owed £10,212.05 to 98 workers

  8. Kushi Care Ltd, Leicester, owed £9,726.23 to 46 workers

  9. Busy Bee Nursery (Newport-on-Tay) Ltd, trading as Little Beehive Nursery, Fife, owed £9,065.14 to 7 workers

  10. Omega Proteins Ltd, Halifax, owed £8,977.51 to 5 workers

  11. Mr Moo’s Family Butchers Ltd, Billingham, Cleveland, owed £7,371.25 to 4 workers

  12. Rice Chamberlains Estate Agents Ltd, Birmingham, owed £6,580.63 to 3 workers

  13. Black Swan (Yorkshire) Ltd trading as The Black Swan Hotel, York, owed £5,836.66 to 10 workers

  14. Michael Holmes, trading as Fitzroy Builders, Newtownards, County Down, owed £5,371.76 to 2 workers

  15. Voyage 1 Ltd, Lichfield, Staffordshire, owed £5,337.73 to 3 workers

  16. Minee Monkeys Ltd (previously Mini Monkeys Ltd), Oldbury, owed £5,209.96 to 1 worker

  17. Haven Care Ltd, Ilford, owed £4,695.89 to 101 workers

  18. Mr Ray Macfarlane, trading as Rays Auto Custom Services, Blackburn, owed £4,396.74 to 2 workers

  19. Catering Academy Ltd, Tamworth, Staffordshire, owed £4,220.48 to 1 worker

  20. A & G Precision & Sons Ltd, Poulton Le Fylde, Lancashire, owed £3,723.24 to 1 worker

  21. Azafran Ltd trading as Bluebird Care (Coleraine), Coleraine, owed £3,707.92 to 67 workers

  22. Woods Hair Ltd, trading as Chapters Hair Design, Witney, Oxfordshire, owed £3,676.87 to 1 worker

  23. Mr Keith Smith & Mrs Lynda Smith, trading as KLS Electrical Contracting, Goole, East Yorkshire, owed £3,619.70 to 1 worker

  24. SPRIM  V.P.I Limited, London, SW1V, owed £3,543.44 to 1 worker

  25. Mr Prakas Kitto, trading as Kash’s Off Licence, Spennymoor, County Durham, owed £3,445.88 to 1 worker

  26. Topstaff Employment Ltd, Glasgow, owed £3,355.25 to 20 workers

  27. Playdays Daycare Nursery Ltd, Bolton, owed £3,277.04 to 1 worker

  28. Mr Ben Wilkins and Mr Harry Williamson, trading as BHW Property Solutions, Bedford, owed £2,933.48 to 1 worker

  29. Castle Carpets Ltd, Shrewsbury, owed £2,898.12 to 1 worker

  30. Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club Limited, Brighton, owed £2,861.64 to 1 worker

  31. KAB Development & Construction Ltd, Sandbach, Cheshire, owed £2,815.51 to 1 worker

  32. Mr Nicholas & Mrs Christina Winstone-Partridge, trading as Wholesale Autoparts, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, owed £2,691.73 to 1 worker

  33. Pine View Care Home Ltd, trading as Royal Manor Nursing Home, Derby, owed £2,620.45 to worker

  34. Silverdale Care Homes Ltd, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, owed £2,590.99 to 1 worker

  35. Mrs Margaret Pink, trading as Gems Childcare, Croydon, owed £2,558.80 to 4 workers

  36. UK Education Providers Ltd, Romford, owed £2,494.83 to 2 workers

  37. Ro-Ro Restaurants Ltd, trading as Oldfields Noted Eating House, Durham, owed £2,463.98 to 3 workers

  38. Betterstaff Industrial & Commercial Recruitment Limited, Sidcup, Kent, owed £2,441.92 to 23 workers

  39. Bambinos Ltd, Plymouth, owed £2,381.97 to 58 workers

  40. Prestwood Motors Ltd, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, owed £2,375.00 to 1 worker

  41. G C Motors Ltd, Harrogate, owed £2,328.83 to 2 workers

  42. Flavourfresh Salads Ltd, Southport, Merseyside, owed £2,154.94 to 3 workers

  43. Mr Chi Kin Cheng, trading as The Modern Chinese Takeaway, Derby, owed £2,124.58 to 1 worker

  44. Macdonalds Hotels & Resorts Ltd, Bathgate, West Lothian, owed £2,123.10 to 6 workers

  45. Paper Innovation Ltd, Preston, owed £2,024.82 to 4 workers

  46. Hairstopper Limited, Ayr, owed £2,021.07 to 2 workers

  47. Ms Susanna Ross, trading as Susanna’s Hair & Beauty, Ayr, owed £2,013.22 to 1 worker

  48. Messrs Robert Goodwin & Paul Coxhead, trading as Instant Services (Domestic Appliances), Rochester, Kent, owed £1,978.68 to 1 worker

  49. K Construction (Scotland) Ltd, Edinburgh, owed £1,916.61 to 2 workers

  50. The Buck Project Ltd, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, owed £1,915.15 to 1 worker

  51. Philips Hair Salons Ltd, Wakefield, owed £1,904.00 to 4 workers

  52. The Hobbs Hairdressing Partnership Ltd, trading as Hobbs Hairdressing, Bristol owed £1,883.90 to 2 workers

  53. Mr Snippers Ltd, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, owed £1,867.54 to 1 worker

  54. Newlay Civil Engineering Ltd, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, owed £1,860.60 to 1 worker

  55. Mr Ronald Archibald Mutton and Mrs Sandra Anne Mutton, trading as A1 Plumbing & Heating, Oxford, owed £1,834.13 to 1 worker

  56. Cheasty Ltd, trading as Papa Johns, Edinburgh, EH8, owed £1,811.33 to 19 workers

  57. Mr Darren Harding & Mrs Amy Harding, trading as The Wheatsheaf, Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire, owed £1,792.69 to 2 workers

  58. Mrs Elizabeth Richardson, trading as Poppies, Durham, owed £1,772.13 to 23 workers

  59. Mrs Sheena Lyttel, trading as Pamela Clair, Derby, owed, £1,699.01 to 1 worker

  60. AA Dispatch (UK) Ltd, Thetford, Norfolk, owed £1,669.41 to 1 worker

  61. Mrs Jeanette Mullen, trading as Fleetcare, Bristol, owed £1,665.38 to 1 worker

  62. Mr Carl Smith, trading as Nottingham & District Gun Club, Oxton, Nottinghamshire, owed £1,635.03 to 2 workers

  63. Gwynedd Electrical Contractors Ltd, Anglesey, owed £1,625.92 to 1 worker

  64. McLeod Hotels Ltd, trading as Beechwood Close Hotel, York, owed £1,526.20 to 13 workers

  65. Small Talk Nurseries Ltd, Birmingham, owed £1,499.30 to 10 workers

  66. Preston Flowers Ltd, Preston, owed £1,493.40 to 1 worker

  67. A1 Independent British 4x4 Specialists Ltd, Bury, Lancashire, owed £1,422.44 to 1 worker

  68. High Peak Hospicecare, Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, owed £1,363.13 to 1 worker

  69. Avanti Express Ltd, Hyde, Greater Manchester, owed £1,300.16 to 1 worker

  70. Mr Mark & Mrs Elizabeth Leicester, trading as Yorkshire Chimney Supplies, Harrogate, owed £1,264.76 to 1 worker

  71. Mr Thomas Till and Mrs Pauline Till, trading as Misters of Stafford, owed £1,254.76 to 1 worker

  72. Huddlebuy Ltd, London, EC4V, owed £1,236.88 to 1 worker

  73. Mitie Property Services (UK) Ltd, Bristol, owed £1,226.37 to 1 worker

  74. Airspeed Tyres & Exhaust Ltd, Ipswich, owed £1,198.75 to 1 worker

  75. The Dinner Bell Ltd, trading as The Chequers, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, owed £1,190.68 to 1 workers

  76. Mobile Buddy Ltd, Swansea, owed £1,162.77 to 1 worker

  77. Mrs Rebecca Hodges & Mr Rob Hodges, trading as Flame Hair Studios, Towcester, Northamptonshire, owed £1,146.46 to 2 workers

  78. Miss Olivia Smith, trading as The Cutting Rooms, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, owed £1,132.65 to 1 worker

  79. Crown Care II LLP, North Shields, owed £1,129.74 to 60 workers

  80. Mr Richard Harris and Mrs Myrtle Harris, trading as Honiton Garage, Honiton, Devon, owed £1,121.55 to 1 worker

  81. Universal Care Services (UK) Ltd, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, owed £1,085.93 to 7 workers

  82. Sunnybank Day Nursery Ltd, Leeds, owed £1,083.45 to 2 workers

  83. Formby Hall Golf Club Ltd, trading as Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa, Formby, Merseyside, owed £1,047.00 to 1 worker

  84. Sine Hair & Beauty Salon Ltd, Glasgow, owed £1,027.65 to 1 worker

  85. JR’s Hairdressing Ltd, Glasgow, owed £1,000.16 to 2 workers

  86. Ms Lorna Bainbridge, trading as Passion 4 Hair and Beauty, Stockton-on-Tees, owed £997.45 to 2 workers

  87. Three Points Limited, Bristol, owed £972.64 to 1 worker

  88. Mrs Rosemary Wight, trading as AJ’S Hair & Beauty Salon, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, owed £972.41 to 1 worker

  89. Ryce Limited, Fife, owed £935.96 to 1 worker

  90. Mr Abdul Muslim, trading as Light of India, Oban, Argyll and Bute, owed £927.60 to 1 worker

  91. Sanctuary Home Care Ltd, Worcester, owed £918.65 to 1 worker

  92. Interserve FS (UK) Ltd, Dudley, owed £894.03 to 4 workers

  93. Forest Gate (Corby) Ltd, Corby, Northamptonshire, owed £878.57 to 4 workers

  94. William Priestley Salon Ltd, Halifax, owed £830.69 to 1 worker

  95. SGUK Limited, Wolverhampton, owed £809.66 to 1 worker

  96. Mr Steven Jenkins, trading as Rock Salt Café & Brasserie, Plymouth, owed £779.00 to 2 workers

  97. Edward Marshall LLP, Chelmsford, Essex, owed £776.50 to 1 worker

  98. Lifestyle (Abbey Care) Ltd, Richmond, North Yorkshire, owed £775.12 to 1 worker

  99. Automaster (South Wales) Ltd, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan, owed £770.56 to 1 worker

  100. Thomson ID Ltd, trading as Austen Thomson Hair, Edinburgh, owed £759.32 to 1 worker

  101. Mead Medical Services Ltd, trading as Lydiafield Care Home, Annan, owed £741.67 to 13 workers

  102. Ms Sue Newton, trading as Play 2 Learn Day Nursery, Northampton, owed £735.48 to 1 worker

  103. Brick Peers Ltd, Wells, Somerset, owed £735.25 to 1 worker

  104. McKinlays Lettings Crewkerne Ltd, Crewkerne, Somerset, owed £713.18 to 1 worker

  105. Temple Doors Ltd, Stockport, Cheshire, owed £674.98 to 1 worker

  106. Mr Harpinder Singh Dhamu, trading as Holloway Dental Practice, London, N7, owed £671.37 to 1 worker

  107. Mr David Curran and Mrs Deborah Curran, trading as Gazeley Stud, Newmarket, Suffolk, owed £646.20 to 1 worker

  108. Devon Dogs Ltd, Okehampton, Devon, owed £638.49 to 1 worker

  109. Legal Claimline Ltd, Manchester, owed £612.49 to 1 worker

  110. Fisher & Donaldson (St Andrews), Cupar, Fife, owed £574.32 to 6 workers

  111. U K P Leisure Club, Sittingbourne, Kent, owed £566.62 to 1 worker

  112. Olyness Ltd, trading as The New Westmere Day Nursery, Blackpool, owed £561.96 to 1 worker

  113. Ms Alison Vallance, trading as Vallance Hair & Beauty, Edinburgh, owed £547.20 to 1 worker

  114. Murdock Ltd, London, WC2H, owed £546.00 to 1 worker

  115. Krystal Dry Cleaners Ltd, London, SW16, owed £544.46 to 1 worker

  116. Blackpool Football Club, Blackpool, owed £517.88 to 1 worker

  117. Mr Alex Okolidoh & Mrs Victoria Okolidoh, trading as Elite Property Solutions, Norwich, owed £511.20 to 1 worker

  118. Crown Care IV Ltd, North Shields, owed £505.86 to 25 workers

  119. 247 Home Rescue Ltd (Named changed to 123 SRS Limited), Accrington, Lancashire, owed £493.05 to 1 worker

  120. Collective Apparel Ltd, Kingston-upon-Thames, owed £487.34 to 1 worker

  121. Mr Robert Louis Craig, trading as Craigs Courier Services, Falkirk, owed £484.90 to 1 worker

  122. Shiners Property Services Ltd, London, E14, owed £481.36 to 1 worker

  123. Earn Extra 139 Ltd, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, owed £453.48 to 1 worker

  124. Morleigh Ltd, trading as Tregertha Court Residential Care Home, Looe, Cornwall, owed £447.98 to 1 worker

  125. Ebina Ltd, trading as Ebi Sushi, Derby, owed £447.97 to 4 workers

  126. Dove’s Nest Ltd, Manchester, owed £439.37 to 19 workers

  127. Zeus Enterprise Ltd, trading as Yieldify, London, EC3R, owed £421.93 to 1 worker

  128. Ms Tina Hamlin, trading as Mad Hatters, Orpington, Kent, owed £418.73 to 3 workers

  129. Elite Complete Property Services Ltd, Plymouth, owed £414.85 to 1 worker

  130. J. Electrical. Services. Ltd., Swansea, owed £410.00 to 1 worker

  131. Toni Saade Ltd, trading as Toni Saade Hair Salon, Newmarket, Suffolk, owe £404.64 to 1 worker

  132. Salim Uddin Khan, trading as Top Tread Tyres, Exhaust & MOT Centre, High Wycombe, owed £402.25 to 1 worker

  133. Music Junkie Ltd, Leicester, owed £396.85 to 1 worker

  134. Mr Kevin Boyd, trading as Billion Hair, Wigan, owed £396.07 to 1 worker

  135. Scope, London, N7, owed £394.28 to 1 worker

  136. Legends (Redditch) Ltd, trading as Legends Hair & Beauty Salon, Worcester owed £393.14 to 3 workers

  137. Suzy Mcs Corporate Catering Ltd, Coventry, owed £392.18 to 1 worker

  138. Simply Auto Enrolment Solutions Ltd, Bury, Lancashire, owed £390.00 to 1 worker

  139. Care and Support Shop Ltd, London, E13, owed £389.74 to 28 workers

  140. Contact Industrial Recruitment Ltd, Urmston, Manchester, owed £378.77 to 64 workers

  141. Mr Stephen Wallace, trading as The Lunatic Fringe, Canterbury, owed £377.48 to 1 worker

  142. Pasture Wood Fisheries Ltd, Barton-on-Humber, Lincolnshire, owed £373.95 to 3 workers

  143. Hollywood Plant Services Ltd, Walsall, owed £372.41 to 1 worker

  144. Terracotta Foods Ltd, trading as Freddy’s Chicken & Pizza, Northampton, owed £370.80 to 1 worker

  145. Your Electrical Supplies Services & Solutions (A) Ltd, Normanton, West Yorkshire, owed £369.88 to 2 workers

  146. SLRS Ltd, trading as Stealth Security, Southampton, owed £366.26 to 1 worker

  147. Industrial Medical Agency Ltd, Bradford, owed £365.37 to 1 worker

  148. Le Nantais Bistro (Hove) Ltd, Brighton, owed £362.44 to 1 worker

  149. Trident Design and Build Ltd, Warwick, owed £360.35 to 2 workers

  150. Jackson Dairies Ltd, Stockport, owed £355.90 to 3 workers

  151. Stephen Johnstone & Son Funeral Directors, Chester, owed £347.05 to 1   worker

  152. Motorbody Accident Repair Centre Ltd, Ambleside, Cumbria, owed £338.27 to 1 worker

  153. Beezy Beez Day Nursery Ltd, Leicester, owed £334.26 to 1 worker

  154. Manchester Super Store (Rusholme) Ltd, Manchester, owed £315.50 to 1 worker

  155. Lakhani Holdings Ltd, trading as Munro Pharmacy, London, E13, owed £312.00 to 1 worker

  156. The Personnel People Ltd, Norwich, owed £298.58 to 15 workers

  157. Smart Cool Ltd, Hull, owed £294.71 to 1 worker

  158. Kent Coach Travel Ltd, Sheerness, owed £294.51 to 1 worker

  159. Arcadia Care Ltd, Birmingham, owed, £286.00 to 1 worker

  160. B2B Engage Ltd, Bracknell, owed £282.00 to 1 worker

  161. Sollertia Limited, Newton Le Willows, Merseyside, owed £271.95 to 1 worker

  162. Mrs R Goff & Mrs E Butt, trading as Cotswold Equine Training, Burford, Oxfordshire, owed £268.72 to 1 workers

  163. Benkaz Ltd, Shotts, Lanarkshire, owed £266.71 to 1 worker

  164. Kinza Beauty Lounge Ltd, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, owed £258.30 to 1 worker

  165. Care 4 U Services (Lincs) Ltd, Lincoln, owed £257.27 to 1 worker

  166. Mr Anthony Shields, trading as 2CV City, Bradford, owed £252.46 to 1 worker

  167. Purple Pig Middlesbrough Ltd, Middlesbrough, owed £226.00 to 1 worker

  168. Fury Murry’s (Paisley) Ltd, Paisley, owed £216.14 to 1 worker

  169. Greene King Retail Services Ltd, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, owed £211.89 to 1 worker

  170. Consummate Care UK Ltd, Coventry, owed £201.36 to 1 worker

  171. Professional Print Finishing Services Limited, London, N18, owed £198.25 to 1 worker

  172. Supreme (UK) Ltd, Woking, owed £197.41 to 1 worker

  173. Dimples Riverside Day Nursery Ltd, Middlesbrough, owed £195.23 to 5 workers

  174. Poundstretcher Ltd, Huddersfield, owed £182.94 to 2 workers

  175. Wood & Co (Leicester) Ltd, Leicester, owed £179.17 to 1 worker

  176. Pomodoro 1 Ltd, Bewdley, Worcestershire, owed £177.64 to 2 workers

  177. Mr Isni Balija, trading as Letchworth Hand Car Wash, Letchworth Garden City, owed £173.33 to 1 worker

  178. Euro Dental Laboratory Services Ltd, Chorley, owed £173.00 to 1 worker

  179. Plum Buffets Ltd, Coventry, owed £156.00 to 1 worker

  180. Safe Night Security Ltd, Sunderland, owed £156.00 to 1 worker

  181. Miss Alison Margaret Smith, trading as AMS Hair & Beauty, Edinburgh, owed £150.00 to 2 workers

  182. Food n Tipple Ltd, Bolton, owed £148.28 to 1 worker

  183. Biton System Consultants Ltd, Chelmsford, Essex, owed £145.00 to 1 worker

  184. Shepherdess Café Ltd, London, EC14, owed £141.70 to 1 worker

  185. Beau Visage Beauty Ltd, Manchester, owed £141.00 to 1 worker

  186. Assist Homecare (Scotland) Ltd, Stevenston, Ayrshire, owed £134.21 to 1 worker

  187. TS Developments Ltd, trading as Imperial Workforce, Darlington, owed £130.30 to 12 workers

  188. Lifeline Homecare Ltd, Frome, Somerset, owed £130.02 to 3 workers

  189. IPizza UK Ltd, trading as IPizza, London, W3, owed £130.00 to 1 worker

  190. Nu U 2 Ltd, Sittingbourne, Kent, owed £125.57 to 1 worker

  191. Quest Cleaning Services Ltd, Staverton, Wiltshire, owed £125.13 to 1 worker

  192. My Home Choice (Essex) Ltd, trading as Bluebird Care Colchester, Colchester, owed £120.53 to 1 worker

  193. L M Bubble Tea Ltd, trading as Mooboo, Liverpool, owed £117.19 to 1 worker

  194. Newline Care Home Ltd, Bradford, owed £116.31 to 1 worker

  195. Peppermint UK Foods Ltd, trading as Subway, Brentwood, owed £107.20 to 1 worker

  196. Miss Despina Glykeriou and Mrs Jane Waldrum, trading as P W W Ice Cream Supplies, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, owed £106.72 to 1 worker

  197. Micro Fitness Ltd, Cumbernauld, Glasgow, owed £104.93 to 1 worker

  198. Silenster Building Services Ltd, Thetford, Norfolk, owed £103.48 to 1 worker

 

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