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Tesco car washers in Congleton got half of minimum wage

A car wash at a Tesco store was found using undocumented Romanian workers who were paid half the minimum wage.

The premises in Congleton, Cheshire, were operated by Waves Car Wash, which manages about 180 Tesco car washes.

Waves said it closed the franchise in June after a police raid found workers were earning £3.63 an hour - the hourly UK minimum wage for over-25s is £7.20.

A spokesman for Tesco said it was "pleased that Waves took immediate action to terminate the operation".

Watch the full report on BBC Inside Out North West on Monday 3 October at 19:30 BST on BBC One.

  • 02 Oct 2016