27February

Failure to pay national minimum wage undermines people’s financial security

says Citizens Advice

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today launched a campaign to raise awareness of national minimum wage after new research reveals that people are unsure about what deductions employers can legally take from their wages.
 
Responding to the campaign launch, Gillian Guy, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice said:
 
“Workers who do a fair day’s work aren’t always getting a fair day’s pay.
 
“Last year, Citizens Advice helped with 77,000 problems with pay, including situations where people’s wages were reduced by having to pay for training or uniforms themselves, or their hours were misrepresented so they weren’t paid for the time they’d actually worked.
 
“It’s right that the government is highlighting people being underpaid, which is not only illegal but poses a serious threat to people’s financial security. People plan their finances based on what they expect to be paid, and failure to pay people what they’re owed undermines their ability to pay the bills and plan for the future.
 
“Anyone who is unsure about whether they’ve been paid correctly can come to Citizens Advice for help.”
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