Government shames Bognor car wash after workers denied minumum wage

Letter: Squandering taxpayers' cash
Letter: Squandering taxpayers' cash

A car wash in Bognor Regis has been named and shamed by the Government for not paying workers the minimum wage.

Queensway Car Wash failed to pay £4,584.93 to three workers, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced today.

The car wash is registered as Jeta Car Wash Ltd.

The government fined a host of employers a total of £1.3 million in penalties for breaking national minimum wage laws and published their names online.

Business Minister Andrew Griffiths said: “There are no excuses for short-changing workers.

“This is an absolute red line for this government and employers who cross it will get caught - not only are they forced to pay back every penny but they are also fined up to 200 per cent of wages owed.

“Today’s naming round serves as a sharp reminder to employers to get their house in order ahead of minimum wage rate rises on April 1.”

Also named by the Government for failing to pay workers the minimum wage was restaurant giant Wagamama Limited, which failed to pay £133,212.42 to 2,630 workers.

Click here to read the full list of employers