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UK employers fined for paying low wages

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2013 | 5:58 PM

Several employers in the UK have been fined for paying workers low wages.

Investigations by the HM Revenue & Customs revealed that more than 26,000 workers were paid less than the national minimum wage of a little over £6.

The Department says affected workers were given an average of £300 in back-pay.

Employment Minister Jo Swinson says paying people less than was legally owed to them was totally unacceptable.

Cases investigated by the revenue department included the illegal use of interns, unpaid extra hours and workers forced to buy company clothes as uniform.


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