The government said on Thursday that a total of 139 companies had failed to pay 6.7 million pounds ($9.1 million) to thousands of workers. The case was investigated between 2016 and 2018.
Currently, the minimum wage in the UK for 25 years and over is 8.72 pounds ($11.91).
The supermarket chain stated that it was “very disappointed and surprised to be included in this list”, saying it discovered that it had failed to pay the minimum wage in 201
Tesco said in a statement sent to CNN Business: “As early as 2017, we discovered a technical problem, which meant that the wages of some colleagues inadvertently fell below the national minimum wage. We feel about this. Sorry, and proactively reported the issue.”
It added: “All of our colleagues were reimbursed in full, and we immediately changed our policy to prevent this from happening again. In most cases, the reimbursement amount was £10 or less.”
Pizza Hut failed to pay nearly £846,000 to 10,980 workers. CNN business has contacted the fast food chain for comment.
One of Britain’s largest pharmacy companies, Superdrug, was also included on the list, accused of failing to pay more than £15,000 (US$20,475) to 2,222 workers.
Superdrug said in a statement to CNN Business that the error occurred in 2018. [Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs] To ensure that they receive full compensation. Superdrug said, adding that its policy has changed.
The British Secretary of Commerce Paul Scully said in a statement: “Paying the minimum wage is not mandatory, it is the law.” “No employer can substitute a day job, but seeing such a large household name The people who should definitely have a better understanding of this list, this is especially disappointing.”