Minimum wage

A Renfrewshire retailer landed in hot water when the Government discovered he was not paying his staff the minimum wage.

Ronald McConnachie, who runs Bay Newsagents in Weymss Bay, was publicly shamed as the country’s sixth worst offender on a list of 198 companies failing to comply with the law. McConnachie was ordered to pay £12,527.97 to three staff members.

Small business minister Margot James said the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy would “continue to crack down on those who ignore the law”.