Increase to financial penalty for underpayment of national minimum wage introduced

Implementation date: 1 April 2016

The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/68) increase the amount of the penalty that employers that fail to pay the correct rate of the national minimum wage are required to pay to 200% of the total underpayment to all workers who are specified in the notice of underpayment issued to the employer by HM Revenue and Customs, subject to a minimum of £100 and a maximum of £20,000.