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Staff being short-changed by employers is ‘completely unacceptable,’ Welsh Conservatives say

Ten businesses in Wales have been exposed for not paying workers the minimum wage.


The companies failed to pay £78,000 to 171 workers from 2012 to 2018, but have now paid up following the HMRC investigation.


Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Social Justice, Mark Isherwood MS, said:


“The fact that 171 hardworking members of staff have been short-changed by their employers is completely unacceptable.


“Wales’ workers deserve to be paid properly, especially as they are the backbone of our economy, and anything which undermines their efforts is damaging to our economy.


“I hope that being named and shamed will deter other companies from shirking their moral and legal obligations to employees.


“More needs to be done to improve workers’ lives and I would like to see more businesses pay their staff the voluntary Living Wage, which in turn will boost productivity and morale.”