Prime minister David Cameron has blasted Sports Direct’s “appalling practices” after boss Mike Ashley admitted that workers at his warehouse were paid less than the minimum wage.
“On the issue of Sports Direct and the appalling practice of not paying the minimum wage: I absolutely abhor it and this government has done more than any previous government to crack down on the non-payment,” Cameron said during prime minister’s questions, the Guardian has reported.
“We have levied almost 5,000 penalties since 2010, we continue to name and shame eligible employers when the investigation has been closed, something that didn’t happen before.
“We are going after unscrupulous employers and making sure that people get the deal that they deserve,” he added.
The Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley admitted the company may have outgrown him and agreed to an independent review of corporate governance, after he was faced with a series of allegations on how some workers are treated at the firm on Tuesday.