||<p>The Government is committed to cracking down on employers who fail to pay the National
Minimum Wage or National Living Wage when it is due. In the past three years, we have
doubled HMRC’s budget to enforce the minimum wage from £13.2 million in 2015/16 to
a record £26.3 million in 2018/19.</p><p>As a result, the Government achieved record
enforcement results in 2017/18. We closed 1,046 cases for breaches of the minimum
wage legislation, identifying £15.6 million of minimum wage arrears owed to over 200,000
workers.</p><p>The Government’s latest evidence on compliance and enforcement regarding
the minimum wage can be found at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-living-wage-and-national-minimum-wage-government-evidence-on-compliance-and-enforcement-2018"