Excuses Excuses

HM Revenue and Customs have put out a press release outlining some of the more outrageous reasons some employers have given for not paying the Minimum Wage:-

 The top ten worst excuses for not paying the minimum wage are:

10. I only took him on as a favour
9. The workers can't speak English
8. He's over 65, so the national minimum wage doesn't apply
7. She's on benefits – if you add those to her pay, it totals the NMW
6. They can't cope on their own and it's more than they would get in their own country
5. He's disabled
4. I didn't think it applied to small employers
3. I didn't think the workers were worth NMW
2. But she only wanted £3 an hour
1. He doesn't deserve it – he's a total waste of space

Do you think the Prime Minister uses reason 10 when asked why he has Prescott as a Deputy?

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