NAMED & SHAMED: All the Leeds businesses which failed to pay workers minimum or living wage

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A total of 233 businesses which underpaid workers have been ordered to repay staff money - including eight Leeds firms.

More than 13,000 of the UK’s lowest paid workers will get around £2m in back pay as part of the government’s scheme to name employers who have failed to pay National Minimum Wage and Living Wage.

As well as eight Leeds firms ordered to repay cash to staff, four Wakefield firms and five Kirkless firms have been named and shamed today.

A total of 25 businesses in Yorkshire have been made to pay the money.

Nationally, home furnishing and electronics giant Argos has been ordered to pay £1.4million to 12,176 workers.

The list has been published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Here is the list of local businesses which have been ordered to pay cash to staff, and the exact amount which was underpaid, in no particular order:

LEEDS BUSINESSES

Emma's Angels Day Nursery Limited, Leeds LS19, failed to pay £4,178.89 to 5 workers.

Hi 5's Limited, Leeds LS27, failed to pay £3,062.93 to 5 workers.

AL. Murad D.I.Y. Limited trading as Al-Murad Tiles, Leeds LS27, failed to pay £338.91 to 1 worker.

Primley Park Children's Nurseries Limited, Leeds LS17, failed to pay £1,859.58 to 4 workers.

Sweet Peas Day Care & Teaching Nurseries Limited, Leeds LS25, failed to pay £803.98 to 10 workers.

UK Safety Management Ltd, Leeds LS15, failed to pay £104.40 to 1 worker.

Urban Development Projects Ltd, Leeds LS9, failed to pay £237.64 to 2 workers.

Mr Glenn Dobson and Mrs Debra Dobson trading as The Beach, Leeds LS26, failed to pay £157.89 to 4 workers.

WAKEFIELD & KIRKLEES BUSINESSES

Mrs Samantha Barber and Mrs Emma Owen trading as Laugh and Learn Day Nursery, Kirklees WF16, failed to pay £2,154.68 to 2 workers.

Mint (Nails & Beauty) Limited, Wakefield WF1, failed to pay £2,064.29 to 15 workers.

Savile Town Muslim Parents Association trading as Madni Muslim Girls School, Kirklees WF12, failed to pay £134 to 1 worker.

Pomfret Woodland Community Nursery CIC, Wakefield WF8, failed to pay £253.68 to 1 worker.

Mrs Stacey Wynn trading as Julian Smith Hair and Beauty Salon, Wakefield WF8, failed to pay £604.19 to 2 workers.

Joseph Furniture Ltd, Kirklees HD2, failed to pay £908 to 1 worker.

UK Advanced Medical Ltd, Kirklees WF13, failed to pay £896.39 to 1 worker.

Les Enfants Private Day Nurseries Ltd, Kirklees HD5, failed to pay £874.78 to 5 workers.Sessions Spa Ltd, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17, failed to pay £739.50 to 6 workers.

Automatic Process Limited trading as Safe 'n' Sound Nursery & Kindergarten, Wakefield WF7, failed to pay £522.54 to 2 workers.

One Small Step Day Nursery Linited, Wakefield WF4, failed to pay £426.29 to 4 workers.

OTHER YORKSHIRE BUSINESSES

HG Marantos Ltd trading as Maranto's Pizza & Grill House, Sheffield S12, failed to pay £345.60 to 1 worker.

Yorkshire Grown Produce Limited, East Riding of Yorkshire HU15, failed to pay £257.64 to 2 workers.

Ms Sally Prescott trading as Milcot Stables, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17, failed to pay £233.35 to 1 worker.

Mr George Thomas Fuller and Mrs Heather Fuller trading as Fullers Bakery, East Riding of Yorkshire DN14, failed to pay £196.61 to 10 workers.

J W Rose (Bakers) Limited trading as Roses The Bakers, Sheffield S4, failed to pay £167.32 to 2 workers

Shores Homecare Limited, East Riding of Yorkshire HU19, failed to pay £4,840.31 to 6 workers.

Sessions Spa Ltd, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17, failed to pay £739.50 to 6 workers.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy today (16 August 2017) published a list of 233 businesses that underpaid workers.

As well as paying back staff the money owed, employers on the list have been fined a record £1.9m by the government. Retail, hairdressing and hospitality businesses were among the most prolific offenders.

Since 2013, the scheme has identified £6m back pay for 40,000 workers, with 1,200 employers fined £4m.

Business Minister Margot James said:“It is against the law to pay workers less than legal minimum wage rates, short-changing ordinary working people and undercutting honest employers.

“Today’s naming round identifies a record £2m of back pay for workers and sends the clear message to employers that the government will come down hard on those who break the law.”

Common errors made by employers in this round included deducting money from pay packets to pay for uniforms, failure to account for overtime hours, and wrongly paying apprentice rates to workers.

Melissa Tatton, Director at HM Revenue and Customs said: “HMRC is committed to getting money back into the pockets of underpaid workers, and continues to crack down on employers who ignore the law.

"Those not paying workers the National Minimum or Living Wage can expect to face the consequences."

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