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Minimum wage

Asked if a £200 fine on employers was a real incentive to pay the minimum wage, the PMOS said that no employer liked to find themselves going through the courts or liked to find themselves fined.  Therefore, the fines were a disincentive and the important thing was to look at the number of employers who did comply with the minimum wage and the real difference that it had made to lots of low paid workers.

Asked if the fact that more than £3 million pounds had been collected by enforcement teams in unpaid wages over 2006 was a guiding issue in racking up the fines, the PMOS said that what was important was the signal it sent to individuals as a whole that we did take this seriously, that we would enforce the regulations, and that we did believe that people should be paid the minimum wage where necessary. 

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