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Employers who fail to pay the National Minimum Wage named and shamed

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More than 100 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage were named and shamed in October, Business Minister Nick Boles announced. Since the scheme was introduced in October 2013, 398 employers have been named and shamed, with total arrears of over £1,179,000 and total penalties of over £511,000.

Business Minister Nick Boles said: “Employers that fail to pay the minimum wage hurt the living standards of the lowest paid and their families. As a one nation government on the side of working people we are determined that everyone who is entitled to the National Minimum Wage receives it. Next April we will introduce a new ‘National Living Wage’ which will mean a £900-a-year pay rise for someone working full time on the minimum wage and we will enforce this equally robustly.”

On 1 October 2015, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rose to £6.70. Employers should be aware of the different rates for the National Minimum Wage depending on the circumstances of their workers. The current UK Living Wage is £8.25 an hour and in London £9.40 an hour.

Businesses or employees that have any questions about the National Minimum wage can call Acas on 0300 123 1100 or visit www.gov.uk.

Here’s the companies named and shamed to date:

Monsoon Accessorize Ltd, London W11, neglected to pay £104,507.83 to 1438 workers
Tyne & Wear Riding for the Disabled Association, trading as Washington Riding Centre, Washington, neglected to pay £27,151.79 to 6 workers
Project Security UK Ltd, Doncaster, neglected to pay £23,857.11 to 18 workers
Carl Keith Salons Ltd, Prescot, neglected to pay £20,535.03 to 5 workers
Cornwall Glass & Glazing Ltd, trading as Exeter & MacKenzie Glass Centre, Exeter, neglected to pay £14,253.66 to 9 workers
Mr Gholam Ghiassi, Chaigley, neglected to pay £14,208.40 to 2 workers
Helen Woodend, trading as New Brooms, Burton-in-Kendal, neglected to pay £13,447.01 to 14 workers
Stoke College Educational Trust Ltd, trading as Stoke College, Sudbury, neglected to pay £12,094.83 to 7 workers
Village Garage Engineers Ltd, trading as Village Garage, Plean, neglected to pay £9,159.80 to 3 workers
Aspect Plumbing & Heating Ltd, trading as Aspect Plumbing & Heating, Liverpool, neglected to pay £8,280.45 to 1 worker
D A Elliott Farriers Ltd, Whitby, neglected to pay £7,516.44 to 3 workers
Solex Systems Ltd (ceased trading), Broughton, neglected to pay £5,978.17 to 3 workers
Ian Balfour & Caroline Balfour, trading as A E Taxis, Kirkcaldy, neglected to pay £4,757.59 to 3 workers
Westbrookes Property Ltd, Nottingham, neglected to pay £4,661.73 to 9 workers
Spirit Pub Company (Services) Ltd, Burton on Trent, neglected to pay £4,629.14 to 1 worker
North Tyneside Learning Trust, trading as Woodlawn Special School, West Monkseaton, neglected to pay £4,312.19 to 1 worker
Frederick Evans & Laureen Evans, trading as Manston Riding Centre, Ramsgate, neglected to pay £4,142.83 to 1 worker
Continental Meat Supply Ltd, London SE17, neglected to pay £3,922.59 to 1 worker
Greenwoods Hotel Management Ltd, trading as Greenwoods Hotel and Spa, Stock, neglected to pay £3,545.18 to 2 workers
Supreme Care Services Ltd, Morden, neglected to pay £3,528.64 to 1 worker
Margaret Jankowitz, trading as The Beeches Hair Studio, Clydebank, neglected to pay £3,283.36 to 3 workers
Paterson SA Ltd, trading as Paterson SA Hairdressing, Edinburgh, neglected to pay £3,216.50 to 15 workers
The RHU Ltd, Burgess Hill, neglected to pay £3,166.11 to 1 worker
Mr Prakash Dattani, trading as Interpharm Chemist, Leicester, neglected to pay £3,077.55 to 2 workers
SEM Electrical Ltd, Darlington, neglected to pay £2,666.09 to 1 worker
Susan Beeks, trading as Waterside Hair & Beauty, Harmondsworth, neglected to pay £2,662.49 to 1 worker
Bennett Homes Ltd, Manchester, neglected to pay £2,659.96 to 2 workers
Andrew Warburton & Theresa Warburton, trading as Alesha Paul Hair Design, Manchester, neglected to pay £2,633.54 to 1 worker
Subway Universal Ltd, trading as Subway, (Morden, Barbican, Richmond, Twickenham), London, neglected to pay £2,466.77 to 10 workers
Elgan Davies Ltd, Cardigan, neglected to pay £2,312.62 to 1 worker
AutoPanels North East Ltd, Chester le Street, neglected to pay £2,101.59 to 1 worker
Giscombe Brown Ltd, trading as Nuba Hair & Beauty, Sheffield, neglected to pay £2,071.68 to 2 workers
SCC Leisure Ltd, trading as Bar Soba, Glasgow, neglected to pay £2,015.82 to 1 worker
Charsi Tikka Ltd, London E7, neglected to pay £1,823.19 to 1 worker
Claire Beaty, trading as Innovations Hair Design, Windsor, neglected to pay £1,765.19 to 1 worker
Mr Bernard Camish, Mrs Carol Camish, Mr James Coles & Mrs Ria Coles, trading as The Poplars, Trowbridge, neglected to pay £1,748.31 to 1 worker
Nichola Crosby, trading as Beyond The Fringe, Cwmbran, neglected to pay £1,687.91 to 1 worker
Paul Scully Ltd, trading as Scully Scully, Godalming, neglected to pay £1,660.85 to 1 worker
P.K. Meats Ltd, Wimborne, neglected to pay £1,628.86 to 1 worker
Your Leisure Kent Ltd, trading as Tides Leisure & Indoor Tennis Centre, Deal, neglected to pay £1,619.95 to 1 worker
Cross Electrical Ltd, Surbiton, neglected to pay £1,597.41 to 1 worker
March Hair Plymouth Ltd, Plymouth, neglected to pay £1,590.98 to 2 workers
Carole Eustace & Mark Eustace, trading as Westfield Court Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, neglected to pay £1,510.78 to 1 worker
Affinity Dental Ltd, Rochdale, neglected to pay £1,452.02 to 1 worker
Norma Clark Hair & Beauty Ltd, Glasgow, neglected to pay £1,391.32 to 1 worker
Young Men’s Christian Association Bargoed and District Branch, Bargoed, neglected to pay £1,372.12 to 1 worker
Capital Care Services (UK) Ltd, London E18, neglected to pay £1,298.83 to 2 workers
Assess to Progress Ltd, Pudsey, neglected to pay £1,286.76 to 3 workers
Givehand Ltd, London E17, neglected to pay £1,281.89 to 2 workers
Studio Fifty Six (Christchurch) Ltd, Christchurch, neglected to pay £1,243.82 to 2 workers
Little Apple Ltd, trading as Sileby Day Nursery, Leicester, neglected to pay £1,229.21 to 2 workers
Complete Joinery Midlands Ltd, Nottingham, neglected to pay £1,175.73 to 1 worker
Printer Cartridge Supplies Ltd, Redruth, neglected to pay £1,096.19 to 1 worker
Anthony Williamson, Salvatore Bifulco, Tracey Caswell & Leo Bifulco, trading as Your Lifestyle LLP, Gloucester, neglected to pay £1,092.85 to 16 workers
Ellenborough Park Ltd, trading as Ellenborough Park Hotel, Cheltenham, neglected to pay £1,084.01 to 1 worker
PCC UK International Ltd, trading as We Love Laptops, Lostock, neglected to pay £1,079.07 to 3 workers
Metro Surveillance Group Ltd, Cookstown, neglected to pay £1,059.35 to 1 worker
Joe Allen, trading as Joe Allen Electrical Contractors, Newark, neglected to pay £1,052.51 to 1 worker
Leo Mancini Ltd, Ascot, neglected to pay £1,022.83 to 1 worker
Sue Kramer, trading as Hillcrest Montessori Nursery School, Coulsdon, neglected to pay £1,018.79 to 1 worker
Robert Huggett, trading as Robert & Sheron, Midhurst, neglected to pay £962.38 to 1 worker
Christopher Spry Ltd, trading as Christopher Spry Hairdressers, Norwich, neglected to pay £931.54 to 1 worker
Cannon Services (UK) Ltd, Aylesford, neglected to pay £871.03 to 1 worker
Hyde Park Food Ltd, trading as Chicken Valley, London W12, neglected to pay £820.80 to 1 worker
LS&R Ltd, trading as Omega Business Supplies, Stockport, neglected to pay £784.92 to 1 worker
Waters & Sons Independent Funeral Directors Ltd, Southampton, neglected to pay £768.51 to 1 worker
Xercise4less (Wakefield) Ltd, Wakefield, neglected to pay £751.29 to 1 worker
Rasheed Mustafa, trading as Riverstone Property, Crawley, neglected to pay £742.91 to 1 worker
KJM Autos Ltd, Hengoed, neglected to pay £736.12 to 1 worker
MAC Repair Ltd, Leeds, neglected to pay £715.68 to 1 worker
Meden Courier Services Ltd, Mansfield, neglected to pay £684.59 to 3 workers
Lynsey Sellars, trading as La Belle Health & Beauty, Leeds, neglected to pay £659.40 to 1 worker
Ground Events Ltd, trading as The Playground, London N15, neglected to pay £624.00 to 1 worker
Ceredigion Couriers Ltd, Machynlleth, neglected to pay £620.55 to 1 worker
Strathmore Hotels Ltd, trading as Royal Hotel, Argyll, and Salutation Hotel, Perth, neglected to pay £609.97 to 2 workers
Duval Security Ltd, Derby, neglected to pay £520.00 to 1 worker
ENA Ltd, trading as ENA Salon, London WC2B, neglected to pay £492.48 to 1 worker
U & T Ltd, trading as The Sweet Spot, Hamilton, neglected to pay £482.64 to 2 workers
Lee Nixon, trading as Mediabox Productions, Nottingham, neglected to pay £468.00 to 1 worker
Christopher Whiteside, trading as The Hair Workshop, Lytham St Annes, neglected to pay £457.58 to 1 worker
Findme4u Ltd, London SE12, neglected to pay £442.26 to 1 worker
The Square Bar & Restaurant Ltd, Harrogate, neglected to pay £437.02 to 1 worker
Wyin Innovations, Croydon, neglected to pay £417.51 to 1 worker
Nightingale Social Care Staffing Agency Ltd, Barnsley, neglected to pay £405.47 to 1 worker
Top Quote Ltd, Manchester, neglected to pay £391.89 to 1 worker
Greg Heywood, trading as Vineyard King, Northampton, neglected to pay £353.93 to 1 worker
Allen Avenue Ltd, Croydon, neglected to pay £347.24 to 1 worker
Storm Commercials Ltd, Monk Bretton, neglected to pay £342.40 to 1 worker
Michelle Marklow, trading as Shellies Flowers, Birmingham, neglected to pay £323.09 to 1 worker
Sam Clackmannan (Scotland) Ltd, trading as Samantha Blues Hairdressing, Clackmannan, neglected to pay £319.29 to 1 worker
Cocouk Ltd, trading as Le Dermex, Edinburgh, neglected to pay £305.50 to 1 worker
Forward Life Ltd, Swansea, neglected to pay £286.00 to 1 worker
Direct Windows & Conservatories (Staffordshire) Ltd, trading as Direct Windows & Conservatories, Stoke-on-Trent, neglected to pay £274.70 to 1 worker
Impresstech Ltd, trading as Best One (ceased trading April 2014), London SW2, neglected to pay £272.34 to 1 worker
International Business Action Ltd, trading as County Hand Car Wash, Morecambe, neglected to pay £266.50 to 1 worker
Susan Turner, trading as The Belle Air Hairdressing Salon, Wakefield, neglected to pay £261.91 to 2 workers
Commply (Yorkshire) Ltd, Leeds, neglected to pay £260.37 to 7 workers
The Court Hotel (Bromley) Ltd, Bromley, neglected to pay £230.67 to 3 workers
Sweetly Stevia (UK) Ltd, London SE16, neglected to pay £227.50 to 1 worker
The Spa in Lancing Ltd, trading as The Spa in Lancing, Lancing, neglected to pay £192.26 to 1 worker
Pimms Hair & Beauty Ltd, Aldershot, neglected to pay £178.22 to 2 workers
D K Forecourts Ltd, trading as Texaco Garage, Caerphilly, neglected to pay £156.00 to 1 worker
Coach Travel Wales Ltd, trading as Coach Travel Wales, Aberystwyth, neglected to pay £153.52 to 1 worker
D K Forecourts Ltd, trading as Pavilion Garage, Pontypool, neglected to pay £151.44 to 1 worker
Pilning Kings Arms Ltd (previous owners), trading as The Kings Arms, Bristol, neglected to pay £143.72 to 1 worker
Steve Efthimiou, trading as Mr Clutch, Luton, neglected to pay £135.24 to 1 worker
Urban Angels (Didsbury) Ltd, Didsbury, neglected to pay £133.19 to 1 worker
Huddleson Enterprises Ltd, trading as The Lock Keeper’s Inn, Belfast, neglected to pay £132.35 to 7 workers
MLVH Ltd, trading as The Manor Hotel, Christchurch, neglected to pay £124.89 to 1 worker
Mark Gosling, trading as Regency Autos, Penarth, neglected to pay £116.76 to 1 worker
Bartek Deli Enterprise Ltd, trading as Polmar Supermarket, London W13, neglected to pay £110.50 to 1 worker
Mrs Mary Forbes, trading as Mary Forbes Hairdressing, Dundee, neglected to pay £106.44 to 1 worker
Cribs Estates Ltd, London SW19, neglected to pay £104.32 to 1 worker

Lime Tree Holiday Park Ltd, Buxton, neglected to pay £12,774.88 to 2 workers
Mytton and Mermaid Ltd, Shrewsbury, neglected to pay £9,252.68 to 9 workers
Individual Specialist Cars Ltd, Birmingham, neglected to pay £9,067.12 to 1 worker
David Lord, Lancaster, neglected to pay £7,554.55 to 1 worker
Bibas Hair & Beauty Ltd, London, neglected to pay £7,204.79 to 2 workers
Rolfe East (Letting and Management) Ltd, London, neglected to pay £7,107.43 to 20 workers
Choi Yiu Joe Ng t/a Hush Hair and Beauty, Birmingham, neglected to pay £6,783.78 to 2 workers
Clinton and Elaine Dailly t/a Clinton Dailly Hair Design, Dundee, neglected to pay £6,128.73 to 2 workers
Shapes Hair Ltd, Newport, neglected to pay £5,771.54 to 1 worker
Simply Hair & Beauty Ltd, Troon, neglected to pay £5,235.14 to 1 worker
The 9th Duke of Rutland Will Trust, Belvoir Estate Trust, t/a Belvoir Castle, Grantham, neglected to pay £4,070.25 to 57 workers
The Vinyl Corporation Ltd t/a Decalcraft Signs, Nottingham, neglected to pay £3,892.07 to 3 workers
KAE Marketing Intelligence Ltd, London, neglected to pay £3,757.64 to 5 workers
Ally Bally Bee Childcare Ltd, Blantyre, neglected to pay £3,537.06 to 2 workers
3McC Ltd, Glasgow, neglected to pay £3,435.08 to 1 worker
Alan Matthews t/a Cutz Both Wayz, Waltham Abbey, neglected to pay £3,049.31 to 2 workers
Philip A Warren t/a Cherry Tree Autos, Treharris, neglected to pay £3,006.63 to 1 worker
Craymere Ltd t/a Topknot Hair & Beauty, Nottingham, neglected to pay £2,486.19 to 2 workers
Brady Insurance Services Ltd, Enniskillen, neglected to pay £2,482.81 to 1 worker
JRM Motor Engineers Ltd, Hartlepool, neglected to pay £2,412.83 to 2 workers
Crayford & Abbs Ltd, Holt, neglected to pay £2,317.33 to 1 worker
Holly Spring Ltd t/a Spring Lodge Residential Home, Worthing, neglected to pay £2,274.66 to 22 workers
The Ultimate Dental Laboratory Ltd, Liverpool, neglected to pay £2,156.95 to 4 workers
More Than Conquerors Limited t/a Abba Nursery, Bolton, neglected to pay £2,015.08 to 6 workers
Quantum Pursuits (UK) Ltd t/a Veqtor, Brook, neglected to pay £1,808.62 to 1 worker
Carboclass Ltd t/a Lords Builders Merchants, London, neglected to pay £1,762.27 to 2 workers
Vivienne O’Connor t/a MD’s Hair and Beauty Studio, Colwyn Bay, neglected to pay £1,752.96 to 1 worker
Rage Motorsport Ltd, Luton, neglected to pay £1,622.41 to 1 worker
WY (Rookery Hall) Ltd t/a Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, Nantwich, neglected to pay £1,588.56 to 1 worker
Susan Isaacs Nursery School on behalf of Bolton Council, Bolton, neglected to pay £1,587.38 to 3 workers
OM (Services) Ltd t/a OM Hair Salon, Taunton, neglected to pay £1,568.89 to 3 workers
Ashwood Taverns Ltd t/a Craven Heifer, Darwen, neglected to pay £1,419.99 to 1 worker
Julie Shields t/a The Beauty Tree, Castleford, neglected to pay £1,391.65 to 1 worker
Pro-Force Ltd, Canterbury, neglected to pay £1,280.99 to 25 workers
Our Aim Appeals, Birmingham, neglected to pay £1,278.60 to 1 worker
Ebony Joiners Ltd, Reddingmuirhead, neglected to pay £1,169.10 to 1 worker
Denton & Nickels Ltd, Doncaster, neglected to pay £1,162.30 to 3 workers
Medina Chemists Ltd, Nottingham, neglected to pay £1,123.23 to 1 worker
Versatile Mobiles t/a Elite Contact Ltd, Manchester, neglected to pay £985.77 to 4 workers
Linda Glennon t/a Hair Matters, Wrexham, neglected to pay £807.58 to 2 workers
Acorn Care Services Ltd, Sandown, neglected to pay £784.38 to 8 workers
Darron Tool & Engineering (Sheffield) Ltd, Rotherham, neglected to pay £749.44 to 1 worker
Diamond Cabs Ltd, Gainsborough, neglected to pay £722.87 to 1 worker
Activkids South East Ltd, London, neglected to pay £719.62 to 1 worker
The Blindz Store Ltd, Bury, neglected to pay £703.71 to 2 workers
Paramount Security Services PS Ltd, Nottingham, neglected to pay £694.10 to 1 worker
Vape (Worksop) Ltd, Worksop, neglected to pay £692.55 to 1 worker
Patricia Mayhew t/a The Stitch Academy, Taunton, neglected to pay £645.28 to 1 worker
The Garden Sandwich Bar Ltd, London, neglected to pay £600.41 to 1 worker
Energy & Compliance Technology Ltd t/a Compliance 365, Wakefield, neglected to pay £595.36 to 2 workers
Paul Nyman Ltd, Wakefield, neglected to pay £531.04 to 1 worker
Moon & Benney Ltd t/a Group Travel Bodmin, neglected to pay £523.34 to 1 worker
Spice Venue Dudley Ltd t/a The Venue, Birmingham, neglected to pay £465.71 to 1 worker
Worldflair Ltd t/a Krazy Kingdom, Blackpool, neglected to pay £443.07 to 6 workers
Jonathan Law t/a Saks, Edinburgh, neglected to pay £413.13 to 1 worker
Chi Wah Ken Cheung t/a Golden Oryza, Bournemouth, neglected to pay £410.48 to 1 worker
Fernandez Enterprises Ltd t/a Gourmet Coffee, Liverpool, neglected to pay £367.20 to 1 worker
J Frederick, B Frederick & P C Frederick t/a as Fredericks of Chesterfield, Chesterfield, neglected to pay £348.38 to 1 worker
On Your Bike (Recycle) Ltd, Taunton, neglected to pay £317.61 to 1 worker
R Thomson (Electrical Contractors) Ltd, Warrington, neglected to pay £302.11 to 1 worker
Zaheer Azam & Rehana Azam t/a Ziggy’s Schoolwear, Oldham, neglected to pay £291.07 to 1 worker
Cleantec Ltd, Watford, neglected to pay £284.30 to 43 workers
Clare Robinson t/a Jeselle, Doncaster, neglected to pay £268.03 to 1 worker
Dhanjaye Damhar, Dhanjaye Ravi Damhar, Nisha Damhar t/a Beechey House Care Home (ceased trading), Bournemouth, neglected to pay £251.87 to 1 worker
Amaretto (Ashington) Ltd, Ashington, neglected to pay £251.52 to 1 worker
Airwaves Design Ltd, Altrincham, neglected to pay £250.98 to 1 worker
Phil Pickford t/a Surecare (Bristol), Bristol, neglected to pay £236.60 to 1 worker
Lift Source (UK) Ltd, Rugeley, neglected to pay £160.92 to 1 worker
Rayman and Thomas Ltd, London, neglected to pay £149.50 to 1 worker
Amore (Scotland) Ltd, Aberdeen, neglected to pay £126.30 to 2 workers
Bomoco Ltd t/a Romford Mazda, Romford, neglected to pay £126.13 to 1 worker
Alistair Donaldson t/a Donaldson Plastering, Swansea, neglected to pay £123.79 to 1 worker
Waterman Infrastructure and Environment Ltd, London, neglected to pay £114.01 to 1 worker
Obsession Salon & Spas Ltd, Lichfield, neglected to pay £113.20 to 1 worker
Joomla Balti House Ltd, Market Rasen, neglected to pay £101.97 to 1 worker
G1 Venues Ltd, trading as Arta Restaurant, Glasgow, neglected to pay £45,124.00 to 2895 workers
The Clothing Works Ltd (ceased trading), Corby, neglected to pay £17,007.08 to 38 workers
Freedom Sportsline Ltd, trading as Foot Locker, London, neglected to pay £16,718.25 to 601 workers
French Connection UK Ltd, London, neglected to pay £16,436.05 to 367 workers
Minara Enterprises Ltd, trading as Fakenham Tandoori, Fakenham, neglected to pay £11,696.47 to 1 worker
Sharon Makin, trading as Clever Clowns Day Nursery, Manchester, neglected to pay £10,572.08 to 6 workers
UK Gaming Computers Ltd, Colchester, neglected to pay £6,036.99 to 2 workers
Sarah Sloane and David Sloane, trading as Hawes Side Nursery, Blackpool, neglected to pay £2,825.58 to 3 workers
Weston Hire Services Ltd, Weston-super-Mare, neglected to pay £2,819.79 to 1 worker
Miss C Glendon & Miss S Glendon, trading as Ciara’s Tots Day Nursery, Manchester, neglected to pay £2,549.23 to 1 worker
Florence Opportunities Ltd, trading as Morgan Edward Hair & Beauty, Carmarthen, neglected to pay £2,201.99 to 1 worker
Champneys Springs Ltd, Swadlincote, neglected to pay £1,950 to 5 workers
H M Bodyshop Ltd, Colindale, London, neglected to pay £1944.83 to 1 worker
David Hayton Ltd, Penrith, neglected to pay £1,865.48 to 1 worker
Caledonian Leisure Sales Ltd, trading as Hurleys Operations, Birmingham, neglected to pay £1,628.63 to 1 worker
The Bell at Skenfrith Ltd, Skenfrith, neglected to pay £1,619.36 to 1 worker
Miss Kerris Dunne, Mr Frederick Dunne, and Mrs Alison Ashforth, trading as Aerobrights, Stafford, neglected to pay £1,529.82 to 6 workers
Mortgages First Ltd, Colchester, neglected to pay £1,475.63 to 3 workers
Fullworks (Ayrshire) Ltd, trading as The Full Works, Irvine, neglected to pay £1,362.76 to 2 workers
Crazy Divas Ltd, trading as Divas, Colchester, neglected to pay £1,316.74 to 4 workers
Glenview Development Partners Ltd, Tullibody, neglected to pay £1,150.42 to 1 worker
Toni & Guy (Wilmslow) Ltd, Wilmslow, neglected to pay £1,031.12 to 1 worker
Vertu Motors Plc, trading as Bristol Street Motors, Gateshead, neglected to pay £1,001.42 to 1 worker
PNP Media Ltd, trading as EBS Marketing, Manchester, neglected to pay £981.06 to 2 workers
Mr Trevor Trutwein, trading as Ambitions 2, Gillingham, neglected to pay £903.32 to 1 worker
Mr Anthony Miller, trading as Sportline Car Sales, Coalville, neglected to pay £779.70 to 2 workers
The Conde Nast Publications, London, neglected to pay £745.48 to 1 worker
Mr Yong Zhang, trading as Dragon Cottage Chinese Takeaway, Loughborough, neglected to pay £711.80 to 1 worker
99p Stores Ltd, Northampton, neglected to pay £633.39 to 11 workers
Mr M & Mrs M Hargreaves, trading as Little Windrush, Solihull, neglected to pay £631.51 to 3 workers
Azad & Sons Ltd, trading as Pizza Hut, Norwich, neglected to pay £622.58 to 23 workers
The Bull’s Head (Inkberrow) Ltd, trading as The Bull’s Head Inn, Worcester, neglected to pay £580.95 to 3 workers
Glyn Harding, trading as GCH Transport, Frome, neglected to pay £485.87 to 1 worker
Mrs Yoko Banks, trading as Ashley House Hotel, Harrogate, neglected to pay £405.07 to 1 worker
Mr Daniel Smith, trading as Smith’s Hair, Braintree, neglected to pay £385.86 to 1 worker
Pharmacy 1st Ltd, Gillingham, neglected to pay £363.55 to 1 worker
Ms Sonia Duncton, trading as The Three Compasses Public House, Alford, neglected to pay £344.72 to 3 workers
Mrs Geraldine Kelly, trading as New Hope Creche, Enniskillen, neglected to pay £344.30 to 11 workers
Bounty (UK) Ltd, Welwyn Garden City, neglected to pay £284.26 to 1 worker
Golden Phoenix Inns Ltd, trading as The Crown Inn, Bristol, neglected to pay £284.01 to 1 worker
The Widd Group Ltd, trading as Widd Signs, Leeds, neglected to pay £253.50 to 1 worker
Mr Garry Evis, trading as Woodside MOT and Service Centre, Middlesbrough, neglected to pay £232.55 to 1 worker
Mr Keith J Pygall, trading Pygall Coaches, Peterlee, neglected to pay £198.34 to 1 worker
Ranc Care Homes Ltd, trading as Maidstone Care Centre, Ilford, neglected to pay £178.76 to 1 worker
Call & Deliver Ltd, trading as Pizza Hut, Heckmondwike, neglected to pay £163.45 to 9 workers
Mr Fernando Rocha, trading as A Tasca, Ely, neglected to pay £152.28 to 1 worker
Winners 2000 Fitness Ltd, Torquay, neglected to pay £130.78 to 1 worker
Central Electrical Ltd, Chesterfield, neglected to pay £130.28 to 1 worker
East Midlands Crossroads – Caring for Carers, Nottingham, neglected to pay £37,592.56 to 184 workers
Delcom Systems Ltd, Salisbury neglected to pay £11,731.52 to a worker
S Hanns LLP, Chatham neglected to pay £8,448.84 to a worker
The Apostolic Church trading as James Kane Nursery, London, neglected to pay £8,347.71 to 2 workers
Young Friends Nursery Ltd, Hove, neglected to pay £6,789.71 to a worker
Station Garage (Little Weighton) Ltd, Little Weighton neglected to pay £5,440.77 to 2 workers
KRCS (Digital Solutions) Ltd, Nottingham, neglected to pay £5,161.85 to 5 workers
Mrs Shirley Elvin trading as Seaton Garage & Engineering Co, Hull, neglected to pay £4,840.31 to a worker
Pontcanna Hair Studio Ltd, Cardiff, neglected to pay £4,784.34 to a worker
Carol Ann Daker trading as Swan Hill House Residential Home, Shropshire, neglected to pay £4,395.78 to 27 workers
Hobby Horse Ltd, Plymouth, neglected to pay £4,049.31 to a worker
Fylde Coast Pizza Ltd trading as Papa Johns, Blackpool, neglected to pay £3,949.62 to 14 workers
Manleys Ltd, Belfast, neglected to pay £3,797.83 to 3 workers
J B Howard and Son Ltd, Leyland, neglected to pay £3,469.96 to 7 workers
Mr L Tolman & Mr S Blanchard trading as Mardi Gras Hotel, Blackpool, neglected to pay £3,206.76 to 3 workers
Stafforce Personnel Ltd, Rotherham, neglected to pay £3,044.79 to 63 workers
Best Start Ltd trading as Tiny Treasures Day Care Nursery, Birmingham, neglected to pay £2,928.95 to 2 workers
Maybury Automotive Ltd, Woking, neglected to pay £2,670.88 to 2 workers
C&R Tyres Ltd, Kelso, neglected to pay £2,261.60 to 3 workers
SSE PLC, Perth neglected to pay £2,233.95 to 5 workers
Encore Envelopes Ltd, Washington, neglected to pay £2,060.09 to a worker
SmileyWorld Ltd, London, neglected to pay £1,729.00 to a worker
Mancroft Ltd, Leeds, neglected to pay £1,172.97 to 3 workers
Kevin & Bernadette Farrell trading as Derrygonnelly Autos, Enniskillen, neglected to pay £1,690.35 to a worker
Delves Food & Wine Stop Ltd trading as Loco, Walsall, neglected to pay £1,152.48 to a worker
Webe (Chelmsford) Ltd, Chelmsford, neglected to pay £1,521.98 to 4 workers
Gregson Lane Garage Ltd, Preston, neglected to pay £1,431.57 to 2 workers
Ms Julie Ann Wright trading as The Worx, Portadown, neglected to pay £1,110.60 to a worker
Mr S Partridge & Ms M Shead trading as Cobblers Fine Sandwiches & Pastries, Wakefield, neglected to pay £1,003.83 to a worker
Mr Phillip Campbell & Mrs Lorraine Campbell trading as Supervalu Kells, Ballymena, neglected to pay £905.86 to 2 workers
Mr C Pask trading as Pask Hair & Beauty, Derby, neglected to pay £900.00 to 2 workers
J&G Salon Ltd trading as Jealousi & Garlands, Tamworth, neglected to pay £881.28 to a worker
Faster Fit Tyres Ltd, Scunthorpe, neglected to pay £719.30 to a worker
Mrs Karen Aitken trading as Angel Hair Design, Darlington, neglected to pay £703.33 to a worker
Clearshot Ltd, Manchester, neglected to pay £684.94 to a worker
Everest Express Ltd, Lincoln, neglected to pay £657.03 to a worker
Leisure Emporium Ltd trading as Brown’s Cafe Bar & Bistro, Nottingham, neglected to pay £643.86 to a worker
Mrs S Walker trading as Alleyways Fish & Chips, Scarborough, neglected to pay £601.59 to a worker
Gary & Toni Valentine trading as The Harbour Inn, Seaton, neglected to pay £584.42 to a worker
Shreeji Barnsley Ltd trading as Coffee Delight, Buxton, neglected to pay £555.70 to a worker
Rowe Sparkes Solicitors Ltd, Southsea, neglected to pay £530.96 to a worker
Fish Hairdressing Company Ltd, trading as Fish Hairdressing, London neglected to pay £521.82 to 3 workers
Mrs Deborah Adcock trading as LJ Beauty & Hair, Seaham, neglected to pay £463.60 to a worker
D&D Dies Ltd, Nottingham, neglected to pay £446.37 to a worker
G Joynson, D Joynson and C Joynson trading as Headquarters, Withernsea, neglected to pay £430.07 to a worker
Matchesfashion Ltd, London, neglected to pay £375.61 to 2 workers
Colin Saich trading as Lindcoly Kennels, Bury St. Edmunds, neglected to pay £338.41 to 9 workers
Inn2inns Ltd, Middlesbrough, neglected to pay £323.10 to 2 workers
99p Land Ltd, Swindon, neglected to pay £315.26 to a worker
General Tarleton Ltd, Knaresborough, neglected to pay £300.62 to 6 workers
Western Computer Group Ltd, Bristol, neglected to pay £287.54 to a worker
Matrix Electrical Engineering Ltd, Harlow neglected to pay £286.60 to a worker
Honeybees Childcare Ltd, Preston, neglected to pay £276.30 to a worker
Mr G J Pearce trading as Sheppards Wood Service Station, Nottingham, neglected to pay £268.56 to a worker
The Mirrors Ltd, Manchester, neglected to pay £262.87 to a worker
A1 Techsol Ltd, Manchester, neglected to pay £233.47 to a worker
Mrs J Cole trading as Rayleigh Retreat, Rayleigh £231.73 to a worker
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EYFS Ltd trading as Oak Tree Day Nursery, Forest Hill, London, neglected to pay £181.41 to a worker
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Mr H Singleton trading as Willowbank Builders, Huddersfield, neglected to pay £163.89 to a worker
Professional Referral Services Ltd, Wigan, neglected to pay £156.93 to 2 workers
Amtec Computer Corporation Ltd, Ferndown, neglected to pay £149.64 to a worker
Lychgate Coffee Ltd, Wolverhampton, neglected to pay £124.39 to a worker
Finite International Logistics Ltd, Penarth, neglected to pay £119.92 to a worker
Drummonds Ltd, Manchester, neglected to pay £113.58 to a worker
Grove Mechanical Services Ltd, Magherafelt, neglected to pay £107.00 to 2 workers
Lin Chinese Takeaway Ltd, Stoke-on-Trent, neglected to pay £103.00 to a worker
Mr Assad Madani trading as Donapapa Pizza, Durham, neglected to pay £101.64 a worker
Kings Group LLP, Hertfordshire, neglected to pay £53,808.91 to 53 workers
Kings Group Lettings LLP, Hertfordshire, neglected to pay £26,893.43 to 49 workers
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Kingsclere Nurseries Ltd trading as Abacus Day Nursery, Newbury, neglected to pay £12,904.19 to 8 workers.
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Michael Kearney trading as Electrical Estimates, Ceredigion, neglected to pay £5,557.91 to 4 workers
ABC Early Learning and Childcare Centre UK Ltd, Wolverhampton, neglected to pay £5,329.25 to 68 workers
C J Hartley Ltd trading as Headwork, Sheffield, neglected to pay £4,762.64 to 4 workers
Mrs Kelly Jayne Lockley trading as Diva Hair Design, Walsall, neglected to pay £4,103.65 to a worker
Browncow Tanning Ltd trading as Fake Bake Hair & Beauty Boutique, Glasgow, neglected to pay £3,406.66 to 2 workers
J Wood Joiners & Builders Ltd, Edinburgh, neglected to pay £3,373.19 to 4 workers
Louise Ross Trading as Luxe Salon, Leeds, neglected to pay £3,368.13 to a worker
H&M Hennes & Mauritz UK Ltd, London, neglected to pay £2,604.87 to 540 workers
Building Projects Ltd, Dundee, neglected to pay £2,345.85 to 3 workers
David A Farrer Ltd, Morecambe, neglected to pay £2,261.00 to a worker
Julian’s Hair Salon Ltd, Newbury, neglected to pay £2,131.35 to a worker
Motorists Discount Store Ltd trading as TMS Autoparts, Manchester, neglected to pay £2,025.19 to a worker
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Myers and Family Ltd, Wakefield, neglected to pay £1.598.82 to a worker
Welcome Break Holdings Ltd, Newport Pagnell, neglected to pay £1,318.70 to 19 workers
Callum Austin Ltd trading as Jason Austin Hairdressers, Kettering, neglected to pay £1,899.66 to 2 workers
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RPM Performance Rally World Ltd, Maldon, neglected to pay £998.71 to a worker
Ego Hair & Beauty (Anglia) Ltd, Colchester, neglected to pay £985.55 to a worker
Mr Jinit Shah trading as Crystal Financial Solutions, Middlesex, neglected to pay £941.65 to a worker
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HAE Automotive Services Ltd, Harrogate (ceased trading), neglected to pay £798.16 to a worker
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Century Motors (Sheffield) Ltd, Sheffield, neglected to pay £571.72 to a worker
Mr D Eastwell & Mr G Brinkler trading as The Salon, Letchworth Garden City, neglected to pay £409.85 to a worker
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Adrien Mackenzie trading as Maverick Models, Manchester, neglected to pay £205.52 to a worker
QW Security Ltd, Hartlepool, neglected to pay £126.20 to a worker
Peter Oakes of Peter Oakes Ltd, Macclesfield, neglected to pay £3619.70 to 2 workers
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Will Self-Driving Cars Be Better for the Environment?

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Technologists, engineers, lawmakers, and the general public have been excitedly debating about the merits of self-driving cars for the past several years, as companies like Waymo and Uber race to get the first fully autonomous vehicles on the market. Largely, the concerns have been about safety and ethics; is a self-driving car really capable of eliminating the human errors responsible for the majority of vehicular accidents? And if so, who’s responsible for programming life-or-death decisions, and who’s held liable in the event of an accident?

But while these questions continue being debated, protecting people on an individual level, it’s worth posing a different question: how will self-driving cars impact the environment?

The Big Picture

The Department of Energy attempted to answer this question in clear terms, using scientific research and existing data sets to project the short-term and long-term environmental impact that self-driving vehicles could have. Its findings? The emergence of self-driving vehicles could essentially go either way; it could reduce energy consumption in transportation by as much as 90 percent, or increase it by more than 200 percent.

That’s a margin of error so wide it might as well be a total guess, but there are too many unknown variables to form a solid conclusion. There are many ways autonomous vehicles could influence our energy consumption and environmental impact, and they could go well or poorly, depending on how they’re adopted.

Driver Reduction?

One of the big selling points of autonomous vehicles is their capacity to reduce the total number of vehicles—and human drivers—on the road. If you’re able to carpool to work in a self-driving vehicle, or rely on autonomous public transportation, you’ll spend far less time, money, and energy on your own car. The convenience and efficiency of autonomous vehicles would therefore reduce the total miles driven, and significantly reduce carbon emissions.

There’s a flip side to this argument, however. If autonomous vehicles are far more convenient and less expensive than previous means of travel, it could be an incentive for people to travel more frequently, or drive to more destinations they’d otherwise avoid. In this case, the total miles driven could actually increase with the rise of self-driving cars.

As an added consideration, the increase or decrease in drivers on the road could result in more or fewer vehicle collisions, respectively—especially in the early days of autonomous vehicle adoption, when so many human drivers are still on the road. Car accident injury cases, therefore, would become far more complicated, and the roads could be temporarily less safe.

Deadheading

Deadheading is a term used in trucking and ridesharing to refer to miles driven with an empty load. Assume for a moment that there’s a fleet of self-driving vehicles available to pick people up and carry them to their destinations. It’s a convenient service, but by necessity, these vehicles will spend at least some of their time driving without passengers, whether it’s spent waiting to pick someone up or en route to their location. The increase in miles from deadheading could nullify the potential benefits of people driving fewer total miles, or add to the damage done by their increased mileage.

Make and Model of Car

Much will also depend on the types of cars equipped to be self-driving. For example, Waymo recently launched a wave of self-driving hybrid minivans, capable of getting far better mileage than a gas-only vehicle. If the majority of self-driving cars are electric or hybrids, the environmental impact will be much lower than if they’re converted from existing vehicles. Good emissions ratings are also important here.

On the other hand, the increased demand for autonomous vehicles could put more pressure on factory production, and make older cars obsolete. In that case, the gas mileage savings could be counteracted by the increased environmental impact of factory production.

The Bottom Line

Right now, there are too many unanswered questions to make a confident determination whether self-driving vehicles will help or harm the environment. Will we start driving more, or less? How will they handle dead time? What kind of models are going to be on the road?

Engineers and the general public are in complete control of how this develops in the near future. Hopefully, we’ll be able to see all the safety benefits of having autonomous vehicles on the road, but without any of the extra environmental impact to deal with.

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New Zealand to Switch to Fully Renewable Energy by 2035

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New Zealand’s prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern is already taking steps towards reducing the country’s carbon footprint. She signed a coalition deal with NZ First in October, aiming to generate 100% of the country’s energy from renewable sources by 2035.

New Zealand is already one of the greenest countries in the world, sourcing over 80% of its energy for its 4.7 million people from renewable resources like hydroelectric, geothermal and wind. The majority of its electricity comes from hydro-power, which generated 60% of the country’s energy in 2016. Last winter, renewable generation peaked at 93%.

Now, Ardern is taking on the challenge of eliminating New Zealand’s remaining use of fossil fuels. One of the biggest obstacles will be filling in the gap left by hydropower sources during dry conditions. When lake levels drop, the country relies on gas and coal to provide energy. Eliminating fossil fuels will require finding an alternative source to avoid spikes in energy costs during droughts.

Business NZ’s executive director John Carnegie told Bloomberg he believes Ardern needs to balance her goals with affordability, stating, “It’s completely appropriate to have a focus on reducing carbon emissions, but there needs to be an open and transparent public conversation about the policies and how they are delivered.”

The coalition deal outlined a few steps towards achieving this, including investing more in solar, which currently only provides 0.1% of the country’s energy. Ardern’s plans also include switching the electricity grid to renewable energy, investing more funds into rail transport, and switching all government vehicles to green fuel within a decade.

Zero net emissions by 2050

Beyond powering the country’s electricity grid with 100% green energy, Ardern also wants to reach zero net emissions by 2050. This ambitious goal is very much in line with her focus on climate change throughout the course of her campaign. Environmental issues were one of her top priorities from the start, which increased her appeal with young voters and helped her become one of the youngest world leaders at only 37.

Reaching zero net emissions would require overcoming challenging issues like eliminating fossil fuels in vehicles. Ardern hasn’t outlined a plan for reaching this goal, but has suggested creating an independent commission to aid in the transition to a lower carbon economy.

She also set a goal of doubling the number of trees the country plants per year to 100 million, a goal she says is “absolutely achievable” using land that is marginal for farming animals.

Greenpeace New Zealand climate and energy campaigner Amanda Larsson believes that phasing out fossil fuels should be a priority for the new prime minister. She says that in order to reach zero net emissions, Ardern “must prioritize closing down coal, putting a moratorium on new fossil fuel plants, building more wind infrastructure, and opening the playing field for household and community solar.”

A worldwide shift to renewable energy

Addressing climate change is becoming more of a priority around the world and many governments are assessing how they can reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and switch to environmentally-friendly energy sources. Sustainable energy is becoming an increasingly profitable industry, giving companies more of an incentive to invest.

Ardern isn’t alone in her climate concerns, as other prominent world leaders like Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron have made renewable energy a focus of their campaigns. She isn’t the first to set ambitious goals, either. Sweden and Norway share New Zealand’s goal of net zero emissions by 2045 and 2030, respectively.

Scotland already sources more than half of its electricity from renewable sources and aims to fully transition by 2020, while France announced plans in September to stop fossil fuel production by 2040. This would make it the first country to do so, and the first to end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles.

Many parts of the world still rely heavily on coal, but if these countries are successful in phasing out fossil fuels and transitioning to renewable resources, it could serve as a turning point. As other world leaders see that switching to sustainable energy is possible – and profitable – it could be the start of a worldwide shift towards environmentally-friendly energy.

Sources: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-06/green-dream-risks-energy-security-as-kiwis-aim-for-zero-carbon

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-hydrocarbons/france-plans-to-end-oil-and-gas-production-by-2040-idUSKCN1BH1AQ

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