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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (27 February 2015)

Low Pay Commission (National Minimum Wage) Bill - Second reading – Dan Jarvis. Legislation

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Minimum Wage (30 January 2015)

Paul Blomfield: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employers were fined the maximum penalty for breaches of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 in each month of 2014 to date.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Minimum Wage: Enforcement (30 January 2015)

Stephen Timms: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average time between a national minimum wage infringement first being reported and the issue of the resulting Notice of Underpayment was in the last year for which figures are available.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Social Services: Pay (30 January 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Paul Burstow: ...for Business, Innovation and Skills, Official Report, columns 218-22WH, on care sector, if he will make it his policy to enable third parties to make formal complaints about breaches of national minimum wage rules and for them to be kept informed of the progress and outcome of investigations; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (29 January 2015)

William Bain: ..., as the Minister responsible for food poverty, say to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and the Chancellor that it is targets for benefits sanctions and the failure properly to raise the minimum wage that are responsible for this dreadful situation?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (29 January 2015)

Ian Murray: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2014 to Question 208599, on the minimum wage, how many notices of underpayment have been issued since 1 October 2013 in cases where the investigation commenced on or after that date.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands (29 January 2015)

David Gauke: ...the personal allowance since 2010 will reduce income tax paid by typical basic rate taxpayers by 825. These increases will also reduce income tax paid by someone working full time on the National Minimum Wage by 618. To date (2014-2015) the increases have benefitted 26 million individuals.

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Employment in Wales (27 January 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Alun Cairns: .... The Government are tackling the abuse of zero-hours contracts, but I remind the hon. Gentleman that the Labour party itself, and even Labour MPs, use zero-hours contracts. He rightly focused on the living wage and minimum wage. We encourage as many employers as possible to live up to the living wage, but I point out that a number of Labour-run local authorities in Wales do not pay the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (27 January 2015)

Paul Flynn: ...for Business, Innovation and Skills, what provisions exist to prevent agencies providing staff to companies deliberately wrongly designating them as apprentices in order to pay them less than the minimum wage; and what instances of such practices have been brought to his attention.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Job Creation (Yorkshire) (26 January 2015)

Wayne David: I am an only child, Mr Speaker. With regard to Shipley and Yorkshire, can the Minister say how many of the jobs she mentioned were part-time, on zero-hours contracts or on the minimum wage? If she is not sure of the figures, does she agree with me that a heck of a lot of jobs are in those categories?

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Work Programme (26 January 2015)

Frank Roy: My constituent, John McArthur, was laid off at the end of a temporary job that paid the national minimum wage. The DWP later tried to force him to work for the same company, in the same job, for six months. He subsequently got accused and lost his benefit. How can that sanction possibly be justified?

Economy and City Link: Coventry (23 January 2015)

Jo Swinson: ...a great good news story, but as the economy recovers we want to encourage employers to ensure that the jobs they create are quality jobs, and that where they can afford to they do not pay just the basic minimum wage. That safeguard and safety net is rightly there as a protection for the most vulnerable people in our labour market, but the minimum wage should not be a target. Responsible...

Written Ministerial Statements — Business, Innovation and Skills: National Minimum Wage (22 January 2015)

Jo Swinson: Today I publish the response document to a public consultation on the draft consolidated national minimum wage (NMW) regulations. The NMW regulations, which set out the detailed NMW rules, came into force on 1 April 1999 and have since been amended over twenty times. As a red tape challenge measure, the Government consolidated the regulations to make them easier to understand and their order...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: National Minimum Wage (22 January 2015)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs (Jo Swinson) has today made the following statement. Today I publish the response document to a public consultation on the draft consolidated National Minimum Wage (NMW) regulations. The NMW Regulations, which set out the detailed NMW rules, came into force on 1 April 1999 and have since been amended over twenty times. As a Red Tape Challenge...

Adult Social Care (21 January 2015)

David Ward: Does the hon. Gentleman accept that, in many cases, the private sector businesses are effectively offering wages that are below the national minimum wage, as a result of the commissioning process? In some cases, they are being given only enough money to offer no more than 12.50 or 13 an hour, which cannot cover all the costs of travel, transport, uniforms and training. That means...

Tourism and Hospitality — Question (21 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke: ...difficulties, but the tourism industry is a major part of the British economy. Was the Minister as shocked as I was to see a major hotel chain named and shamed last week as not paying the national minimum wage? Could he advise the House what proportion of those employed in the tourism industry are on the national minimum wage, how many are on the living wage, how many are on zero-hours...

Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day]: National Health Service (21 January 2015)

Paul Burstow: ...that social care benefits from some of this 2 billion and urge him again today to do just that. It is unacceptable that some councils are paying fees for care that condemns staff to rates of pay below the national minimum wage and it is no wonder that as a result we have among the highest staff turnover rates of any part of our economy and that it is so difficult to recruit. To...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (21 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

David Cameron: ...of the United States all say the British economy is performing well. So what are they left with? I will tell you, Mr Speaker. They have got an energy policy to keep prices high, they have got a minimum wage policy that would cut the minimum wage, and they have got a homes tax that has done the impossible and united the hon. Member for Hackney North and Stoke Newington (Ms Abbott) with...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Legislative Consent Motion (20 January 2015)

Danny Kinahan: ...We see that it changes the legislation to ensure that employees are not disadvantaged by unacceptable practices, be they exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts or underpayment of the national minimum wage. We also welcome it because it ensures that companies are trusted and transparent so that they cannot conceal ownership or control and engage in good corporate behaviour. The Bill...

Government Support for Artists — Question for Short Debate (19 January 2015)

Baroness Jolly: ...portfolio organisations funding. The noble Earl, Lord Clancarty, asked me about the Paying Artists campaign. Arts Council policy states that workers must in accordance with the law be paid at least the minimum wage. Arts Council guidance to organisations hoping to be portfolio organisations says that they must pay interns and other workers fairly. Arts Council England requires all...

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