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Workers underpaid by record £15.6m

A record £15.6m worth of underpayment to UK workers has been discovered by the government in the past year.
In total, 200,000 workers missed out on being paid at least the minimum wage rate - the highest number since the statutory rate was introduced in 1999.
Social care, commercial warehousing and the gig economy were the sectors most likely to underpay staff, HMRC said.
It had prioritised checking these areas alongside apprentices, migrant workers and employment agencies, it said.
In total, the firms found to have underpaid workers were fined £14m as well as having to reimburse their staff.
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