South of Scotland Enterprise board member fined for paying workers less than minimum wage
A recently-closed business owned by a board member of a Scottish Government agency set up to "tackle inequality within the South of Scotland" has been fined for paying workers less than minimum wage.
August 5, 2021
Teachers could earn less than minimum wage for extra exam work
Some teachers may end up earning less than the minimum wage for extra work around exams, The Ferret can reveal.
April 5, 2021
Revealed: the Scottish Deliveroo riders earning less than minimum wage
Almost one in three Deliveroo riders in Scottish cities have been paid below the minimum wage for making food deliveries, according to an investigation by the Bureau Local and The Ferret.
March 25, 2021
No prosecutions for failure to pay minimum wage
Not a single UK firm has been prosecuted for paying poverty wages since February 2013.
March 1, 2016
Scandal of low pay revealed: A third of jobs advertised at under living wage
Almost a third of Scottish jobs are being advertised online at under the real living wage, according to exclusive research by The Ferret, prompting campaigners to condemn the “scandal” of low pay across the country.
March 11, 2022
Director of care home paid £2.27m
A director of a care home firm in Scotland — which is owned in a tax haven and pays some of its staff just over minimum wage — was paid £2.27m in 2020.
July 28, 2022
What we did in 2022: The Ferret’s highlights of last year
Overall, 2022 was the busiest year yet for The Ferret. Here are some of our favourite highlights.
January 11, 2023
Mears CEO pay rises to over £800,000, while care workers earn £9.50 an hour
The chief executive officer of Mears Group – which delivers UK Government contacts including providing asylum accommodation in Scotland for the Home Office – took home £838,000 including bonuses last year.
August 9, 2022
Deliveroo accused of ‘hollow’ and ‘cynical’ deal with GMB union
Deliveroo has been accused of making a “hollow and cynical PR move” aimed at preventing its workers from pursuing their rights by signing a “partnership deal” with the GMB union.
May 12, 2022