It is illegal to pay staff less than the National Minimum Wage and is punishable by fines of up to £20,000 per worker.
If you have any questions about the National Minimum Wage or if you are being paid less than the minimum wage then phone the Pay and Work Rights Helpline which is operated by HMRC on Tel 0800 917 2368.
Lines are open from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, Monday to Friday and 9.00 am to 1.00 pm on Saturday. All calls to the helpline are confidential.
These are the current National Minimum Wage rates: