Feeds

BIS will name'n'shame Scrooge bosses

Pay the minimum wage or drown in bad publicity

Boost IT visibility and business value

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is to name and shame businesses which fail to pay the minimum wage.

Employers have three months to get their houses in order. From 1 January 2011 the Department will make public the names of firms which fail to meet minimum requirements.

HMRC and BIS today published their annual report into the minimum wage for 2009/2010. The Revenue has identified £4.4m which is owed to the lowest paid workers in the UK. About 19,000 people are owed £228 for the year, an 18 per cent increase on last year - £193 per worker in 2008/2009.

The announcement comes on the same day as minimum wage rates increase.

The new rates are: £5.93 per hour for low-paid workers aged 21 and over, increased from  £5.80 and with the adult rate coming into effect at 21 rather than the previous 22; £4.92 per hour for 18-20 year olds, increased from £4.83; and £3.64 per hour for 16-17 year olds, increased from £3.57.

The Low Pay Commission reckons 970,000 people will benefit from the increases. ®

Bridging the IT gap between rising business demands and ageing tools

More from The Register

next story
The final score: Gramophones 1 – Glassholes 0
My life according to a Google Arse
Doctor Who season eight scripts leak online
BBC asks fans to EXTERMINATE copies before they materialise
LG unfurls flexible SEE-THROUGH 18-inch display
Roll up, roll up for 60-inch telly scrolls by 2017
UK's emergency data slurp: IT giants panicked over 'legal uncertainty'
PM says rushed-through DRIP law will 'plug holes' in existing legislation
Report: UK.gov wants to legislate on comms data BEFORE next election
Ministerial alarm sets in over EU court's data retention ruling
IBM's $3bn bet on next-gen computers: Carbon nanotubes, neuro chips
Big Blue exec tells El Reg what to keep an eye on
Google Ventures opens new fund in London
El Reg has a new neighbour. So. Who's for a game of knock, knock, Ginger?
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem
Download this brochure to find five ways HP BladeSystem can optimize your business with the power of one.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.