16,000 workers underpaid £1.7 million by 260 firms across UK
The government has identified £1.7 million in back pay for 16,000 workers – more workers than in any previous naming round. The good news for the tyre industry is that none of the offending companies come from within the tyre sector. Instead, retail, hospitality and hairdressing were the most prolific sectors named in this round. However, with rates rising again in April 2018, young workers in particular are set to have the biggest pay boost in a decade.