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Government reconsidering minimum wage rules as Iceland faces £21m bill

Business secretary Greg Clark wrote to retailers pledging to review national minimum wage (NMW) regulations weeks before it emerged retailer Iceland may have become the latest business to fall foul of the rules, it has been reported.

In a letter sent to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) in mid-December, and reported this week by The Times, Clark said he would consider changes to the law “when evidence shows that rules unnecessarily penalise employers”.

The letter was sent the same day the government launched a consultation looking at NMW regulations around salary sacrifice schemes, with a view to making changes in situations where employers are being unfairly penalised without sufficient benefit or protection for workers as a result.

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January 7, 2019

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