Named and shamed: Surbiton companies underpaying staff

Nurseries, restaurants, dry cleaners and health and fitness groups are among 360 companies named and shamed by the government for underpaying thousands of workers nearly £1 million.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy released its biggest ever list of offenders to shame companies into providing a fair wage.

Excuses for underpaying workers included using tips to top up pay, docking wages to pay for Christmas parties, and making staff pay for their own uniforms.

The new list includes 84 employers in the hospitality industry, 51 in retail, 39 hairdressers and 24 in social care. Here are the Surbiton companies named and shamed in the list:

  • Bula Restaurants Limited trading as The Ditton in Surbiton, failed to pay £653.24 to nine workers
  • YUM! Restaurants International Limited trading as KFC in Surbiton, failed to pay £623.10 to one worker

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