Mark Littlewood appears on BBC Radio 5 Live

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss the national minimum wage.

In the interview Mark argues that these companies must be on the right side of the law and if they’re not they should be punished. But in total, the entire amount handed over to 16,000 workers is about £1.7 million – so some people have been underpaid by £100 and usually on technicalities like not starting work until 10 minutes after their shift has started. Naming and shaming isn’t a good way of doing this. There should be internal mechanisms where you can report it if your pay packet is a little light. The bigger question is whether or not the government is in a position to set what the minimum wage should be.

Listen to the full interview here. Mark’s segment begins at 43:00