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£1.7M BACK PAY IDENTIFIED FOR A RECORD 16,000 WORKERS AS 260 EMPLOYERS ARE NAMED FOR UNDERPAYING MINIMUM WAGE RATES

The UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) today [8 December] named 260 employers for failing to pay 16,000 workers at least minimum wage rates.

UK Government investigators identified £1.7 million in back pay for some of the UK’s lowest paid workers and fined employers £1.3 million for underpayment.

Retail, hairdressing and hospitality businesses were among the most prolific offenders in this round. Common reasons for errors made include: failing to pay workers travelling between jobs, deducting money from pay for uniforms and not paying for overtime.

Business Minister Margot James said:

"There is no excuse for not paying staff the wages they're entitled to and the government will come down hard on businesses that break the rules.

“That’s why today we are naming hundreds of employers who have been short changing their workers; and to ensure there are consequences for their wallets as well as their reputation, we’ve levied millions in back pay and fines.”

Bryan Sanderson, Chairman of the Low Pay Commission, said:

“The Low Pay Commission’s conversations with employers suggest that the risk of being named is encouraging businesses to focus on compliance.
                                             
“Further, it is good to see that HMRC continues to target large employers who have underpaid a large number of workers, as well as cases involving only a few workers, where workers are at risk of the most serious exploitation. It is imperative that the government keeps up the pressure on all employers who commit breaches of minimum wage law.”

If workers are concerned they are not being paid the correct rates then they can seek advice from workplace experts Acas.

Since 2013, the scheme has identified £8 million in back pay for 58,000 workers, with 1,500 employers fined a total of £5 million. This year the government will spend a record £25.3 million on minimum wage enforcement.

Rates will rise again in April 2018, giving young workers in particular the biggest pay boost in a decade.

For more information about your pay, or if you think you might be being underpaid, visit our dedicated National Minimum and Living Wage website.

The 260 employers named today are:

1. The Best Connection Group Limited, Bromsgrove B61, failed to pay £469,273.83 to 2558 workers.
2. Qualitycourse Limited trading as Transline Group, Calderdale HD6, failed to pay £310,302.12 to 1421 workers.
3. Primark Stores Limited, Reading RG1, failed to pay £231,973.12 to 9735 workers.
4. SportsDirect.com Retail Limited, Bolsover NG20, failed to pay £167,036.24 to 383 workers.
5. Edward Mackay Contractor Ltd, Highland KW9, failed to pay £51,403.65 to 4 workers.
6. Payerise 72 Limited, Kingston upon Thames KT3, failed to pay £29,979.27 to 130 workers.
7. Mr Percy John Puddepha, Mrs Rosemary Puddepha, Mr Brian Puddepha and Ms Diana Puddepha trading as The Pines Hotel, Purbeck BH19, failed to pay £20,557.68 to 15 workers.
8. Ramside Estates Limited, County Durham DH1, failed to pay £17,536.59 to 8 workers.
9. Bedruthan Hotel Limited, Cornwall TR8, failed to pay £14,215.61 to 22 workers.
10. First Rate FX Limited, Tower Hamlets E14, failed to pay £11,802.36 to 4 workers.
11. D MacGillivray & Co Ltd, Na h-Eileanan Siar HS7, failed to pay £11,656.93 to 11 workers.
12. Bournemouth Brewing Group Limited, Poole BH17, failed to pay £11,387.84 to 1 worker.
13. Willerby Manor Hotels Limited, East Riding of Yorkshire HU10, failed to pay £10,133.13 to 37 workers.
14. The Message Enterprise Centre trading as Shine Hair & Beauty, Manchester M22, failed to pay £9,936.05 to 7 workers.
15. Headlam Leisure Limited trading as Headlam Hall Hotel, County Durham DL2, failed to pay £9,157.42 to 8 workers.
16. Sabai Hairdressing Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne NE1, failed to pay £8,144.38 to 6 workers.
17. Regal Amusement Machines Sales Limited trading as Regal Gaming and Leisure, South Ribble PR5, failed to pay £8,081.93 to 74 workers.
18. Global Voices Ltd, Stirling FK9, failed to pay £8,026.13 to 4 workers.
19. Mrs Hardeep Sodhi and Mrs Salma Choudhary trading as Cape Hill Solicitors, Sandwell B66, failed to pay £7,917.22 to 1 worker.
20. Cuba Lily (North East) Limited, County Durham DH1, failed to pay £7,917.09 to 26 workers.
21. Black Yak Ltd, East Riding of Yorkshire YO25, failed to pay £7,728.09 to 2 workers.
22. Low Wood Hotel (1958) Limited trading as Low Wood Bay, South Lakeland LA23, failed to pay £7,341.25 to 34 workers.
23. Martin Bros. Removals Limited, Wiltshire BA12, failed to pay £7,251.55 to 3 workers.
24. Nine Grounds Limited Alchemy, Bristol BS31, failed to pay £7,198.84 to 49 workers.
25. Little People (Stanningley) Limited, Leeds LS28, failed to pay £7,035.11 to 5 workers.
26. Dunnes Stores (Bangor) Limited, Belfast BT1, failed to pay £6,951.17 to 804 workers.
27. Craydawn Pendley Manor Limited trading as Pendley Manor Hotel, Dacorum HP23, failed to pay £6,048.74 to 4 workers.
28. Crook & Crook Limited, Highland IV2, failed to pay £5,726.77 to 2 workers.
29. Mr Rex Hanson and Mr Robin Wright trading as Hanson & Wright, North Lincolnshire DN17, failed to pay £5,533.05 to 1 worker.
30. Mobeen Restaurant And Takeaway Limited, Waltham Forest E10, failed to pay £5,433.99 to 1 worker.
31. Mr Martin Brindley Station Cars, Wrexham LL11, failed to pay £5,303.74 to 1 worker.
32. The New Ocean Hotel Limited, North Somerset BS23, failed to pay £5,206.33 to 11 workers.
33. Brownbridge Limited, Bury BL9, failed to pay £5,174.82 to 5 workers.
34. Premier Carewaiting Limited, Redbridge IG1, failed to pay £5,123.52 to 9 workers.
35. Y & V Partners Limited trading as Imperial Oriental, Redbridge IG7, failed to pay £5,027.34 to 2 workers.
36. Mrs Felicity Anne Reay trading as Cornhill Carriage Company, Northumberland TD12, failed to pay £4,974.26 to 1 worker.
37. Fingerprints Nursery Ltd, Kirklees BD19, failed to pay £4,686.88 to 1 worker.
38. Northumberland Hotel LLP trading as The Northumberland Hotel, Edinburgh EH16, failed to pay £4,685.39 to 2 workers.
39. Mr Jeffrey Spencer Dennis trading as Spencer Dennis Joinery, Wirral CH41, failed to pay £4,653.32 to 1 worker.
40. The Manor House Hotel (Castle Combe) Limited trading as The Manor House Hotel & Golf Club, Wiltshire SN14, failed to pay £4,613.85 to 9 workers.
41. Keystone Properties (UK) Limited, Rochdale OL16, failed to pay £4,395.86 to 4 workers.
42. Salon Syndicate Limited trading as Shapes, Edinburgh EH15, failed to pay £4,111.12 to 4 workers.
43. Shield On-Site Services Ltd, Herefordshire HR9, failed to pay £3,912.24 to 1 worker.
44. Mr Nicholas Jesse Mitchell and Mrs Angela Marie Mitchell trading as Alter Ego, Colchester CO1, failed to pay £3,722.17 to 5 workers.
45. International Subcontracting Solutions Ltd, Guernsey GY10, failed to pay £3,664.89 to 1 worker.
46. GST Partners trading as The Five Bells, St Edmundsbury CO10, failed to pay £3,574.18 to 2 workers.
47. Loubnan Natural Foods Ltd, Ealing NW10, failed to pay £3,472.98 to 13 workers.
48. Khela Enterprises Limited, Rotherham S60, failed to pay £3,380.31 to 2 workers.
49. Mr Richard Short trading as Richard Short Plumbing and Heating, Worthing BN14, failed to pay £3,317.71 to 1 worker.
50. Mrs Rena Muir trading as TRC Hair Design, Renfrewshire PA1, failed to pay £3,315.07 to 1 worker.
51. Atlas Property Management Limited trading as Taylor Viscount Estate Agents, Bournemouth BH7, failed to pay £3,267.35 to 1 worker.
52. UK Legion Marketing Ltd., Wirral CH41, failed to pay £3,227.56 to 1 worker.
53. Total Site Maintenance Limited, Neath Port Talbot SA12, failed to pay £3,176.62 to 127 workers.
54. Spina Ltd, Camden NW6, failed to pay £3,154.18 to 1 worker.
55. Eventful Temps Ltd., Leicester LE4, failed to pay £3,087.52 to 39 workers.
56. A Consultancy Services Limited trading as The Fallowfield Lodge, Manchester M14, failed to pay £2,995.41 to 7 workers.
57. The Bear & Pheasant Limited, Stafford ST17, failed to pay £2,975.25 to 1 worker.
58. Higginshaw Abattoir Limited, Oldham OL2, failed to pay £2,879.12 to 1 worker.
59. Mr Dhimiter Arkelaos trading as Handy Andy Car Wash, Renfrewshire G51, failed to pay £2,852.76 to 2 workers.
60. Future Salons South Ltd trading as Philola, West Berkshire RG14, failed to pay £2,842.6 to 1 worker.
61. Hughes & Daughters Care Ltd  trading as Blue Ribbon Community Care Tyne and Wear, Sunderland SR2, failed to pay £2,789.06 to 22 workers.
62. Motherwell Football and Athletic Club Limited (The) trading as Motherwell F.C., North Lanarkshire ML1, failed to pay £2,755.34 to 12 workers.
63. Methodist Holiday Hotels Limited trading as Raven Hall Hotel, Scarborough YO13, failed to pay £2,754.57 to 5 workers.
64. Viking Energy Solutions Limited, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 failed to pay £2,606.97 to 19 workers.
65. Vernon Community College C.I.C., Nottingham NG1, failed to pay £2,532.28 to 2 workers.
66. Orient Property Services Ltd., Redbridge IG3, failed to pay £2,520.6 to 1 worker.
67. G3rry Limited trading as Hughes Chemist, Glasgow City G41, failed to pay £2,423.74 to 2 workers.
68. Rare Fashion Limited, Wiltshire L5, failed to pay £2,410.13 to 1 worker.
69. Greenock Morton Football Club Limited trading as Greenock Morton F.C., Inverclyde PA15, failed to pay £2,382.46 to 6 workers.
70. The Holiday and Flight Centre Limited, South Lanarkshire ML3, failed to pay £2,242.08 to 1 worker.
71. Barbara Daley Hair & Beauty Limited, Liverpool L1, failed to pay £2,200.18 to 4 workers.
72. Mr Ryan Edge trading as Francis and Ashley Hairdressing (previous owner), Dudley DY8, failed to pay £2,196.33 to 1 worker.
73. Energy Controls Limited, Calderdale HX5, failed to pay £2,136.86 to 1 worker.
74. Moorlands Travel (Kelty) Limited, Fife KY4, failed to pay £2,110.8 to 2 workers.
75. Advanced Building (NW) Ltd., Salford M28, failed to pay £2,027.04 to 1 worker.
76. AAM & Sons Limited trading as Cheeky Monkees Day Nursery, Stockton-on-Tees TS19, failed to pay £2,002.24 to 38 workers.
77. Crystal Elderly Care Ltd., Croydon CR5, failed to pay £1,980.71 to 1 worker.
78. The Works Stores Limited, North Warwickshire B46, failed to pay £1,963.01 to 41 workers.
79. The Style Guru Limited, West Berkshire RG7, failed to pay £1,926.98 to 5 workers.
80. Smile and Implant Ltd., Leicester LE3, failed to pay £1,917.04 to 1 worker.
81. PC Solve Ltd trading as Ink2Print, Peterborough PE1, failed to pay £1,901.6 to 1 worker.
82. Pizza Inn Wembley Ltd., Brent HA0, failed to pay £1,824.38 to 1 worker.
83. Few Inns Limited trading as The Boot Inn, West Oxfordshire OX29, failed to pay £1,820.07 to 1 worker.
84. Annandale Bed and Bath Service Limited, Dumfries and Galloway DG10, failed to pay £1,803.22 to 3 workers.
85. Gisburne Park Estates Limited trading as Ribblesdale Park, Ribble Valley BB7, failed to pay £1,792.17 to 1 worker.
86. Ms Fiona Victoria Marden trading as Legends, Wealden BN27, failed to pay £1,750.39 to 1 worker.
87. Ambleside Inns Limited trading as The Alexandra, East Riding of Yorkshire HU18, failed to pay £1,741.78 to 2 workers.
88. John Olivers (Ipswich) Limited, Ipswich IP4, failed to pay £1,662.84 to 7 workers.
89. Bristol Rovers Football Club Limited trading as Bristol Rovers F.C., Bristol, BS7 failed to pay £1,651.86 to 52 workers.
90. Antoniou Hair Fashions Limited trading as Antoniou Hair and Beauty, Canterbury CT1, failed to pay £1,629.17 to 16 workers.
91. Elmic Limited Monroes, Dudley DY8, failed to pay £1,598.06 to 1 worker.
92. Heyrod Construction Limited, Oldham OL9, failed to pay £1,588.6 to 1 worker.
93. Norella Limited trading as Alexsa, Mansfield NG18, failed to pay £1,566.28 to 2 workers.
94. Influence Conditioned Air Limited, Glasgow City G2, failed to pay £1,551.32 to 1 worker.
95. Mrs Jennifer Preece trading as DNL Family Barbers, Cheshire East CW5, failed to pay £1,495.52 to 3 workers.
96. Shawn Associates Limited, Luton LU1, failed to pay £1,458.77 to 1 worker.
97. Mr Prem Kumar and Mrs Suresh Kumar trading as Acklam Road Post Office, Middlesbrough TS5, failed to pay £1,453.37 to 2 workers.
98. Nightingales UK Limited, Warrington WA1, failed to pay £1,453.22 to 4 workers.
99. Anthony John Salons Limited, Lichfield WS14, failed to pay £1,448.79 to 9 workers.
100. Hillfoot Homes Limited, Clackmannanshire FK14, failed to pay £1,439.36 to 2 workers.
101. Mr Bharat Savjani and Mr Vikesh Savjani trading as Sussex Service Station, Birmingham B12, failed to pay £1,430.66 to 11 workers.
102. Rochdale Plastics Ltd, Rochdale OL16, failed to pay £1,411.93 to 1 worker.
103. N K Hair Studio Limited, Oldham OL3, failed to pay £1,411.12 to 2 workers.
104. Mrs Therese McMonagle trading as Teri's Hair Salon, South Ayrshire KA9, failed to pay £1,408.92 to 2 workers.
105. DGC Building Services Limited, Dudley DY1, failed to pay £1,377.84 to 3 workers.
106. Subway South Limited trading as Subway, Bournemouth BH9, failed to pay £1,361.38 to 2 workers.
107. Mrs Safira Pandor trading as Al Noor Playgroup, Kirklees WF13, failed to pay £1,297.72 to 1 worker.
108. Nicholas Anthony Hairdressers Ltd, Bedford MK40, failed to pay £1,279.42 to 1 worker.
109. Brynamman One Stop Limited, Neath Port Talbot SA18, failed to pay £1,252.76 to 1 worker.
110. Provectus Medical Limited, Pendle BB9, failed to pay £1,224.51 to 1 worker.
111. Lavender House (Ashburton) Limited trading as Lavender House Hotel, Teignbridge TQ13, failed to pay £1,220.24 to 1 worker.
112. ERWA Limited Hand Car Wash, Walsall WS2, failed to pay £1,212.96 to 3 workers.
113. Little and Shooting Stars Ltd, Wakefield WF5, failed to pay £1,192.97 to 1 worker.
114. BM&AA Soluction Limited trading as A & K Hair Design, City of Edinburgh EH10, failed to pay £1,172.83 to 1 worker.
115. Everstar Properties Limited, Harrow HA2, failed to pay £1,166.06 to 2 workers.
116. AEH Hotels Limited trading as The Manor At Sway Hotel & Restaurant, New Forest SO41 failed to pay £1,165.72 to 2 workers.
117. Whelan HotelCo Limited trading as The Wrightington Hotel and Country Club, West Lancashire WN6, failed to pay £1,142.32 to 19 workers.
118. 5th Generation Limited, Oldham M35, failed to pay £1,125.34 to 1 worker.
119. Blushes Hairdressing Ltd, Cheltenham GL50, failed to pay £1,112.94 to 2 workers.
120. S M W Construction Limited, Preston PR1, failed to pay £1,090.71 to 3 workers.
121. Mrs Sharon E Daniels trading as Clippers, Ashfield NG17, failed to pay £1,017.68 to 2 workers.
122. Philosophi Limited, Glasgow City G1, failed to pay £1,012.49 to 1 worker.
123. Innovate Services Limited, Woking KT14, failed to pay £1,010.18 to 2 workers.
124. B & E Travel Limited trading as Barrhead Travel, Fife KY7, failed to pay £994.56 to 1 worker.
125. Mrs Parvinder Kaur trading as Monkbridge Off Licence, Leeds LS6, failed to pay £986.56 to 1 worker.
126. Jasi Company (UK) Limited trading as Costcutter, Plymouth PL2, failed to pay £981.56 to 1 worker.
127. Admiral Care Ltd, Portsmouth PO3, failed to pay 954.23 to 1 worker.
128. Mr Ali Goultekin and Mrs Gulsin Goultekin trading as Go West, Greenwich SE3, failed to pay £946.6 to 1 worker.
129. Synergie+ Plus Ltd trading as Fit4less, Peterborough PE1, failed to pay £944.07 to 2 workers.
130. May's @ The Hollybush Ltd trading as The Hollybush Inn, East Ayrshire KA6, failed to pay £935.81 to 1 worker.
131. Sandersons (UK) Limited trading as Sandersons Bakery, Blackburn with Darwen BB1, failed to pay £910.6 to 1 worker.
132. Arran Brew Ltd, North Ayrshire KA27, failed to pay £872.77 to 2 workers.
133. Ron Skinner & Sons Ltd, Blaenau Gwent NP22, failed to pay £863.5 to 2 workers.
134. Mr Roger Simpson and Ms Emma Jones trading as Brightsparks Purley Way, Croydon CR0 
failed to pay £847.69 to 1 worker.
135. Swissport Ltd, Halton WA7, failed to pay £841.34 to 5 workers.
136. Hardwick Supermarket Ltd trading as Hardwick Frozen Foods, Stockton-on-Tees TS19, failed to pay £837.2 to 1 worker.
137. Ms Kate Ellen Khan and Ms Hayley Twist trading as Toybox Private Nursery, Wakefield WF1, failed to pay £828.03 to 2 workers.
138. MMJ London Limited trading as Melissa McArthur Jewellery, Hammersmith and Fulham W6, failed to pay £819.02 to 1 worker.
139. N & J Oxby Limited trading as Elite, Doncaster DN10, failed to pay £806.32 to 1 worker.
140. Mr Mark Ghani trading as Sync Plumbing & Heating Solutions, Wigan WN2, failed to pay £782.16 to 1 worker.
141. The Trouville Hotel LLP trading The Trouvile Hotel, Bournemouth BH2, failed to pay £781.51 to 11 workers.
142. Mrs Andrea McKie trading as Angels Assisted Living Services, Northumberland NE42, failed to pay £772.45 to 1 worker.
143. Mr Arie Ahmed Rasoul trading as Mini Sam, Corby NN17, failed to pay £771.76 to 1 worker.
144. Budock Vean Hotel Limited, Cornwall TR11, failed to pay £765.58 to 1 worker.
145. The Gentry Grooming Co (Merchandising) Limited, Salford M3, failed to pay £765.33 to 1 worker.
146. Mr Robert Beercock trading as beercocks, East Riding of Yorkshire HU13, failed to pay £744.04 to 10 workers.
147. Grayshott Leisure Limited trading as Grayshott Spa (under previous ownership), East Hampshire GU26, failed to pay £733.87 to 6 workers.
148. Elenaz Limited trading as Ozmen Local, North East Derbyshire S21, failed to pay £702.16 to 1 worker.
149. Alderforce North Limited trading as KFC, Brent HA9, failed to pay £699.79 to 23 workers.
150. Mrs Arusha Korrin and Mr Anush Prem Korrin trading as Café Loco Shrub Hill, Worcester WR4, failed to pay £697.25 to 4 workers.
151. Mr Karwan Kader Hassan trading as Best Hand Car Wash, Derby DE23, failed to pay £695.90 to 3 workers.
152. Mr Darren Beaman trading as Darren Beaman Tailoring, Leeds LS11, failed to pay £689.90 to 1 worker.
153. Mr Aidas Armonas trading as The Hand Car Wash People, Bath and North East Somerset BA2, failed to pay £660.19 to 6 workers.
154. Rothwell & Robertson Limited trading as Ye Olde Bull's Head Inn, Isle of Anglesey LL58, failed to pay £627.53 to 1 worker.
155. Amish Wholesalers Limited, Barking and Dagenham IG11, failed to pay £624.79 to 7 workers.
156. Mrs Lynne McCullough trading as Lynne Capelli Salon, West Dunbartonshire G82, failed to pay £620.65 to 3 workers.
157. Tots N Tykes (Leeds) Limited trading as Tots N Tykes, Leeds LS28, failed to pay £619.73 to 3 workers.
158. Mr Keith David Fearn trading as The Monaco Hotel, Merton BS23, failed to pay £607.76 to 1 worker.
159. Nelson Recruitment Services Ltd, Birmingham B44, failed to pay £601.77 to 64 workers.
160. Star Alliance FM Limited, Redbridge IG3, failed to pay £594.95 to 2 workers.
161. Nursery on the Green (UK) Limited, Merton CR4, failed to pay £586.24 to 8 workers.
162. Charlotte Murray Limited, Haringey N10, failed to pay £585.20 to 2 workers.
163. Fletcher Contract Cleaning Limited, Allerdale CA7, failed to pay £569.04 to 10 workers.
164. Copart UK Limited, Bedford MK43 failed to pay £567.06 to 4 workers.
165. Shorter & Co (London) Limited, Greenwich SE3, failed to pay 560.28 to 6 workers.
166. Kids in Charge (Making a Choice for a Better Future) Ltd, Redbridge IG1, failed to pay £552.15 to 1 worker.
167. Forever Warm Homes Ltd, Newry, Mourne and Down BT35, failed to pay £535.68 to 1 worker.
168. Gordon Hotels Limited trading as The Queens Hotel, Bournemouth BH1, failed to pay £534.18 to 3 workers.
169. Essex and Suffolk Quality Care Ltd., Tendring CO16, failed to pay £517.4 to 2 workers.
170. Edmundson Electrical Limited, Cheshire East WA16, failed to pay £507.09 to 1 worker.
171. Falkirk Football and Athletic Club (The) trading as Falkirk Athletic F.C., Falkirk FK2, failed to pay £494.51 to 1 worker.
172. Y2K Hair & Beauty Limited, Wiltshire SN15, failed to pay £483.5 to 1 worker.
173. Mr Giovanni Francis Calandra trading as Calandras Menswear, Herefordshire HR1, failed to pay £481.66 to 1 worker.
174. LFH (Woolley Grange) Limited trading as Woolley Grange Hotel, Wiltshire BA15, failed to pay £469.14 to 1 worker.
175. 28 Low Street Limited trading as KH Hair, Ashfield NG17, failed to pay £465.29 to 2 workers.
176. Tomlinson Wightman Ltd, South Lakeland LA9, failed to pay £462.5 to 3 workers.
177. Tims Lamama Ltd trading as La Mama Café Restaurant, Wigan WN6, failed to pay £458.31 to 1 worker.
178. LDM Contracting Services Limited, Islington BL9, failed to pay £451.83 to 2 workers.
179. Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club (1986) Limited trading as Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Wolverhampton WV1, failed to pay £450.79 to 17 workers.
180. Mr Archie Dowding trading as Aquarius, Bexley DA1, failed to pay £448.82 to 1 worker.
181. Punjabi Sweets & Curry House Ltd, Sandwell B66, failed to pay £446.95 to 3 workers.
182. Consumable Direct Limited, Trafford M32, failed to pay £429.31 to 1 worker.
183. Took Us A Long Time Limited trading as Wildwood Restaurant, Chester CW9, failed to pay £427.39 to 2 workers.
184. Progressive Retail Solutions Limited, Rotherham S61, failed to pay £424.80 to 1 worker.
185. Mr Phillip Johnson, Mrs Jeanette Johnson and Mr Roddy Patterson trading as The Railway Inn, Salford M44, failed to pay £419.78 to 1 worker.
186. Mr Alex Selmani trading as Maltings Hand Car Wash, Epping Forest CM21, failed to pay £399.41 to 4 workers.
187. Gonzales (SR) Limited, Bolton BL4, failed to pay £382.05 to 1 worker.
188. Alternative Salon Ltd trading as Alternative Hair Studio, Broxbourne EN8, failed to pay £379.28 to 2 workers.
189. Pippins Nursery (Leeds) Ltd, Leeds LS27, failed to pay £371.2 to 1 worker.
190. Rissco Foods Limited, Sandwell B66, failed to pay £368.81 to 4 workers.
191. Mr Sajad Ali and Mr Mohammed Ifzal trading as Hadfields, East Staffordshire DE15, failed to pay £362.32 to 3 workers.
192. Limasole Limited, Ealing W3 failed to pay £333.64 to 1 worker.
193. Arthur Chatwin Limited, Cheshire East CW5, failed to pay £331.94 to 8 workers.
194. Apcoa Parking (UK) Limited, Hillingdon UB8, failed to pay £329.01 to 1 worker.
195. Manpower Direct (UK) Ltd., Barking and Dagenham RM10, failed to pay £324.52 to 1 worker.
196. R6 Autos Limited, Milton Keynes MK13, failed to pay £318.05 to 1 worker.
197. Brookleigh Caring Services Limited, Stockton-on-Tees TS18, failed to pay £313.51 to 15 workers.
198. Mrs Kalpana Zore trading as Amit Stores Off Licence, Burnley BB11, failed to pay £310.94 to 1 worker.
199. Men At Work (Wales) Limited, Conwy LL31, failed to pay £310.8 to 1 worker.
200. Hemsby HCW Ltd, trading as Hemsby Hand Car Wash, Great Yarmouth NR29, failed to pay 292 to 2 workers.
201. Balfour Evans Catering Ltd trading as The Queens At Belbroughton, Bromsgrove DY9, failed to pay £290.51 to 1 worker.
202. Cotswold Inns and Hotels Limited, Wychavon WR11, failed to pay £281.58 to 1 worker.
203. Mr Thiyagarajah Pirabaharan and Ms Dhayalini Ariyaratnam trading as Attenborough Service Station, Broxtowe NG9, failed to pay £278.39 to 1 worker.
204. Greenwood Fryery Limited, Warrington WA1, failed to pay £276.81 to 1 worker.
205. Torquay United Association Football Club Limited (The), Torbay TQ1, failed to pay £276.40 to 2 workers.
206. R&J (Builders Hardware) Limited, Blackburn with Darwen BB1, failed to pay £274.68 to 1 worker.
207. Guy Elliott Publishing Limited, Wiltshire SP7, failed to pay £267.84 to 1 worker.
208. Mr Patrick Courtney and Mrs Patricia Courtney trading as Courtneys Sandwich Bar, Newry, Mourne and Down BT34, failed to pay £267.58 to 3 workers.
209. Mr Stephen Gomes trading as Moksh, Cardiff CF10, failed to pay £263.22 to 2 workers.
210. Springfield Country Hotel (Stoborough) Limited, Purbeck BH20, failed to pay £262.55 to 1 worker.
211. Proactive Personnel (West Midlands) Limited, Telford and Wrekin TF2, failed to pay £258.56 to 21 workers.
212. Euro Hand Car Wash Limited, Swindon SN3, failed to pay £255.6 to 1 worker.
213. Alim Caterers Limited trading as KFC, Hillingdon HA4, failed to pay £253.44 to 3 workers.
214. Development Football Limited, Hart GU52, failed to pay £252.14 to 1 worker.
215. Jo and Cass Limited, Lancaster LA1, failed to pay £252.00 to 5 workers.
216. Athena (SW) Limited trading as Athena, Wiltshire SN15, failed to pay £251.69 to 1 worker.
217. G.S. Associates (Scotland) Limited, Renfrewshire PA4, failed to pay £241.20 to 1 worker.
218. Ashfin Limited trading as Zappas, Wokingham RG40, failed to pay £239.83 to 1 worker.
219. Central Southern Security Limited, New Forest SO41, failed to pay £239.59 to 1 worker.
220. Mr S Boyd and Mrs Maureen Boyd trading as Reflex Hair Studio, Belfast BT4, failed to pay £227.93 to 2 workers.
221. The Recruitment & Employment Bureau Ltd, Mansfield NG18, failed to pay £223.20 to 1 worker.
222. Mrs Johanna Patricia Walsh trading as Stage-Door, Stockport SK1, failed to pay £221.25 to 3 workers.
223. Inspired Care Limited, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15, failed to pay £220.00 to 1 worker.
224. Mango Direct Marketing Ltd, Ards and North Down BT19, failed to pay £215.57 to 6 workers.
225. Vale Holiday Parks Limited, Ceredigion SY23, failed to pay £213.38 to 2 workers.
226. Partners Hairdressing Limited, Cheshire East SK9, failed to pay £213.05 to 1 worker.
227. 5 Star Commercial Cleaning Services Ltd, Wakefield WF10, failed to pay £210.60 to 1 worker.
228. Mr Tarsem Singh trading as Eggless Cake Shop, Coventry CV6, failed to pay £203.53 to 3 workers.
229. KH Resourcing Limited trading as Know How Resourcing, Leeds LS11, failed to pay £201.45 to 12 workers.
230. Aja Lounge Ltd Crown & Pepper, Croydon CR0, failed to pay £188.47 to 2 workers.
231. Premier Personal Care Limited, South Oxfordshire RG9, failed to pay £188.41 to 3 workers.
232. Martlane Limited trading as Forest Place Nursing Home, Epping Forest IG9, failed to pay £182.40 to 1 worker.
233. Mr Robert Chapman and Mr Michael Chapman trading as Touche Hairdressing, Tandridge CR3, failed to pay £174.75 to 4 workers.
234. Creations Desserts Ltd trading as Creation Dessert Lounge, Peterborough PE1, failed to pay £174.14 to 2 workers.
235. Mr David Hill and Mrs Jayne Hill trading as Langwith Premier Store, Bolsover NG20, failed to pay £172.61 to 1 worker.
236. Mrs Nathalie Zabbal trading as The Newbridge, Wolverhampton WV6, failed to pay £170.67 to 1 worker.
237. The Nail and Beauty Zone Limited, City of Edinburgh EH3, failed to pay £170.59 to 4 workers.
238. Covra Management Limited, Birmingham B10, failed to pay £168.84 to 2 workers.
239. Hillcrest Childrens Services Limited, Havant PO9, failed to pay £162.24 to 1 worker.
240. Bishopsgate Business Solutions Ltd, Harrow HA1, failed to pay £156.43 to 1 worker.
241. RU Hungry Ltd trading as Pizza Hut Delivery, Stockton-on-Tees TS18, failed to pay £156.35 to 1 worker.
242. Supreme Security Solutions UK Ltd, Havering RM7, failed to pay £155.08 to 1 worker.
243. Ms Thuy Thanh Nguyen trading as Fashion Nails, Richmond upon Thames TW11, failed to pay £147.30 to 2 workers.
244. S.W. Enviro Limited, West Lothian EH55, failed to pay £146.43 to 2 workers.
245. Perfect10247 Ltd trading as Papa Johns, Birmingham B5 failed to pay £146.39 to 6 workers.
246. Archer Wise Accountants & Auditors Limited, Hammersmith and Fulham SW6, failed to pay £141.70 to 1 worker.
247. Tower Carpets Limited, Birmingham B23, failed to pay £141.66 to 3 workers.
248. The Hair & Beauty Company (Wigan) Ltd, Wigan WN2, failed to pay £140.48 to 2 workers.
249. Irqa Spicy Food Ltd trading as Nosheen Tandoori, Aberdeenshire AB41, failed to pay £140.07 to 4 workers.
250. Welding Innovations Ltd, Tunbridge Wells TN17, failed to pay £139.01 to 1 worker.
251. Lakeview Manor Ltd, East Devon EX14, failed to pay £138.91 to 2 workers.
252. Broomstick Capital Limited, Islington N7, failed to pay £135.75 to 1 worker.
253. TAAE Management Ltd trading as Bluebird Care Sunderland, Sunderland SR1, failed to pay £131.42 to 1 worker.
254. Schoolhouse Daycare Limited trading as Swansea DVLA Schoolhouse Daycare, Swansea SA6, failed to pay £125.37 to 1 worker.
255. Brittons Caterers Limited, Birmingham B6, failed to pay £124.78 to 1 worker.
256. Akbar Balti (Manchester) Limited, Manchester M3, failed to pay £123.90 to 1 worker.
257. Sprague & Ouseley Limited, Exeter EX2, failed to pay £123.00 to 1 worker.
258. CGB Oldham Limited trading as Chadderton Bar & Grill, Oldham OL9, failed to pay £111.76 to 1 worker.
259. Oxbridge Care Limited, Stockton-on-Tees TS18, failed to pay £110.99 to 1 worker.
260. Six Five Zero Limited trading as Vivo Hotel Apartments, Bradford BD17, failed to pay £104.40 to 1 worker.

SuperControl are recruiting

SuperControl is a dynamic, thriving company that provides holiday booking and management software.

We’re recruiting for a Client Experience Manager.

Salary: £28,000-£35,000, depending on experience.

Location: Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway.

Working hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00.

Probationary period: 4 months.

Travel: You will be required to travel in the UK and Ireland for periods of a single day or a few days at a time, estimated to be one trip per month. A flexible outlook is favourable to meet the needs of the business as it grows. The job is predominantly office-based.

The role

In this new role you will have major input into the long-term strategic development of the company, with particular regard to the client experience, loyalty and brand advocacy. You will put our clients at the heart of everything we do, helping them grow their business and establishing a service culture throughout the company.

You will lead, manage and coach a team of 8, building culture, brand and service delivery. You will drive continuous improvement and learning for your team and your clients.

This role will suit a self-directed professional who relishes strategic decision-making, nurturing talent in others and change management. You will require business administration or consulting experience, preferably centring on customer service, marketing and analysis of customer data.

Essential

  • Evidence of success in developing and maintaining client and internal relationships in small and medium companies.
  • Evidence of developing service strategy.
  • A strong track record in building and leading service teams in small to medium organisations.
  • Proven aptitude in data analysis.
  • Experience in change management. You will be expected to instigate change; to constantly adapt and evolve.
  • Fluent English, with good spelling and grammar.
  • Right to live and work in the UK.
  • UK driving licence and own vehicle.

Benefits

  • 29 days’ annual leave, including public holidays.
  • Group personal pension scheme with 3% contribution from employer.
  • Private health care after 3 years of continuous service
  • Relaxed, friendly working environment.
  • Regular social events.
  • A team of 35 awesome colleagues to work with.

Apply

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter explaining why this is the role for you to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Councillors asked to agree publication of LDP2

At the meeting of Dumfries and Galloway Council next week (12 December), Councillors will be asked to approve the proposed Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) and agree to its publication for an 8 week period for the public to make representations. If Councillors approve the Plan, then it is proposed to public the plan for an extended 8 week period between 29 January – 26 March 2018.

Once adopted, the LDP2 will become the basis for decision making on planning applications and provide a framework for future development and infrastructure investment decisions by both the private and public sector.

Production of the Proposed Plan represents a major stage in the Development Plan process setting out the Council's view as to the content of the final adopted LDP2, adoption of which must be by September 2019 in order to comply with the requirements of the Planning Act.

Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council, Elaine Murray, said "I am pleased that this updated LDP2 will be presented to Councillors next week. Earlier this year, Councillors agreed to adopt the Administration's Council Plan, outlining the Priorities for our Council and our commitment to Building the Local Economy is one of our key Priorities in that Plan. The LDP2 is a key document in assisting our Council in achieving this priority. It provides the vision for how our local communities will grow and develop in the future. It provides certainty for communities and investors alike about where development should take place in the region and where it should not and the supporting infrastructure that will be required for growth."

Vice Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council, Rob Davidson, said "This is a really positive report that really underlines why this proposed LDP2 is so important because it supports our vision for the future development of Dumfries and Galloway. This LDP2 seeks to promote sustainable economic growth by setting out a land use framework which builds upon the special qualities of our area which make it an attractive place to live and do business, whilst at the same time recognising the importance of place making and protecting our most valuable build and natural assets. That's why it's vital residents' give their views on the Plan. If the committee approve the Plan, we will provide people with an opportunity to have their say and help shape the future of where they live."

Copies of the Development Plan Scheme, along with the latest LDP2, are available on the Council's website at www.dumgal.gov.uk/LDP. This webpage also contains other related planning guidance documents, including those that are currently out for public consultation.

RBS closures - MPs & MSPs Speak out

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has accused Royal Bank of Scotland of decimating their branch network in the south of Scotland following speculation that 62 of its branches were at threat of closure.

The closure list includes a number of branches that serve south Scotland including Annan, Gretna, Langholm and Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway; Biggar, Canwath and Douglas in South Lanarkshire; Dunbar and North Berwick in East Lothian, Duns, Eyemouth, Hawick, Jedburgh, Melrose and Selkirk in the Scottish Borders and Penicuik in Midlothian.

Colin Smyth said, “These closures would be devastating for staff at any time of year but in the run up to Christmas this news is downright cruel and my thoughts are very much with those employees who could be affected and their families. RBS say they will try to keep compulsory redundancies to a minimum but who are they trying to kid. They are decimating their branch network across the south of Scotland, so there are practically no alternative local branches for staff to move to and with more and more banks closing, opportunities in the industry are now few and far between. It is ironic that for customers in the area, their nearest Royal Bank of Scotland branches are in England”.

“RBS have been far from honest in this whole process. When I challenged them over the future of their Langholm branch recently when there was speculation it would close, they denied it. Now it faces the axe. In many cases this will be the last bank in a town or village leaving loyal customers high and dry. If we do not see Government action soon, there will be no banks left anywhere except in large towns and cities”.

“We need to see a change in the law that means when a bank is the last in an area, it cannot be closed without a full consultation with customers and then the final decision should be made by the independent Financial Conduct Authority. The Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell and the UK Government have been asleep on the job, simply ignoring the crisis we are seeing on our high streets. It’s time for them to get a grip and for once be on the side of bank staff and customers, not banks’ profits.”

Scottish Secretary David Mundell said:

“I am very disappointed to hear of the plans by the Royal Bank of Scotland to close so many of their branches across Scotland. 

"This is a serious issue for the communities they serve.

“While usage of branches may have dropped, they are still a lifeline for many people, especially in rural areas.

“I'll be seeking a meeting with the senior leadership of RBS to discuss these closures as a matter of urgency."

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has demanded that the Royal Bank of Scotland reconsiders plans to close four branches across the region, after a shock announcement that the bank plans a series of closures across the country.

Following the announcement that RBS plans to close Annan, Langholm, Gretna and Lockerbie branches, Ms McAlpine has written to RBS asking for an urgent meeting on the future of the local service.

The Scottish Government has said they will continue to engage closely with banks and with senior representatives from all major companies in the financial services industry.

Speaking on the issue of prospective local bank closures, Andy Willox Scottish policy convenor of the Federation of Small Businesses has said:

“Banks sharing facilities would be one way to mitigate the impact of local closures, alongside a smart ATM network and mobile banking.”

Commenting SNP MSP Joan McAlpine said:

“This is very disappointing news for both customers and particularly for staff who will now be worried about their future so close to Christmas.

“Local banking services are vital to communities across Dumfries and Galloway, and many people are still dependent on high street services – this is a lifeline service for some.

“It is extremely important that the banks listen to the needs of customers in the region and recognise that there is a continued need for face-to-face provision as well as cash withdrawal and deposit machines.

“I have written to RBS to seek an urgent meeting on the future of these local services and hope that they will think again on this closure.”