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Pay victory for care workers ‘denied the minimum wage’

Thousands reimbursed after major investigation by HMRC; average worker misses out on £815 per year, says think tank

Around 3,400 care workers have received a total of £650,000 in back pay since HMRC began an investigation into the sector, it has been confirmed.

At least 130 care providers have been investigated and fines totalling £122,249 were issued to companies that were paying staff below the minimum wage since April 2015, The Times reported. Companies that break the law can additionally be fined 200 per cent of the amount owed.

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January 19, 2017

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