Peterborough pub named and shamed for not paying minimum wage

The Dog in a Doublet owners John McGinn and Della Mills in the bar. ENGEMN00120120601165455

The Dog in a Doublet owners John McGinn and Della Mills in the bar. ENGEMN00120120601165455

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Peterborough pub the Dog in a Doublet has been named and shamed by the government for not paying minimum wage to three workers.

The pub in Thorney was one of 25 employers named today (November 27) by the government who did not comply with the National Minimum Wage when it was raised in October 2013.

The pub and restaurant failed to pay £108.97 to its three workers.

John McGinn, head chef and owner of the pub, said the failure to pay the correct amount was because he expected the salaries to be updated automatically.

“It was just a mistake and we recitified it straight away,” he said. “We would never do that on purpose.”

The current minimum wage is £6.50 per for an adult aged 21 and above.

Out of all 25 establishments named by the government, the Dog in a Doublet owed the least amount of money.

Business Minister Jo Swinson said: “Paying less than the minimum wage is wrong and illegal. Employers need to know that they will face tough consequences if they break the law.

“All workers are entitled to the minimum wage. This isn’t a generous gesture, this is the law. Government takes the enforcement of workers’ rights seriously and those who don’t pay will be named, shamed and fined.

Employers who are unsure of National Minimum Wage rules can also get free advice via the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368 or by visiting www.gov.uk.