By Jonathan Davies

One of the UK's largest home care providers has not been paying its staff the National Minimum Wage (NMW), according to an internal company document.

MiHomeCare, which employs around 6,000 people and cars for 10,000 elderly and disabled people in England and Wales, conducted an internal pay review in September last year which was leaked to investigative organisation Corporation Watch.

The document shows that MiHomeCare looked at the pay of 44 care workers in Penarth, South Wales. It found that they were "likely" to be owed a total of £88,000 because they weren't paid for time spent travelling between clients and appointments. As a result, they did not receive the minimum wage.

MiHomeCare has said that HMRC is investigating its Penarth branch. It said that it pays all of its staff NMW or more, but claimed the rules around time spent travelling are unclear and it is working with HMRC to ensure compliance.