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Upcoming Business – Commons: General Committee (13 October 2014)

Second Delegated Legislation Committee: Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014. 4:30 pm; Room 11, Palace of Westminster

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Living Wage:  NICVA Report (16 September 2014)

Stephen Farry: It is important that we approach the issue of the living wage with a degree of caution. I encourage employers to consider the living wage. It is important that people are paid well. I think that we need to be slightly cautious about where we would go for a degree of compulsion for employers to pay a living wage. The first thing that we have to do is recognise that the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Minimum Wage (12 September 2014)

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the sum was of unpaid wages involved in each of the cases where employers have been prosecuted for non-payment of the minimum wage since 1999.

Written Answers — Treasury: Minimum Wage (12 September 2014)

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many non-criminal financial penalties were issued by HM Revenue and Customs to employers for underpayment of the minimum wage in each of the last six financial years; (2) how many employers were found by HM Revenue and Customs to have paid the minimum wage in each of the last six financial years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (11 September 2014)

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Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (11 September 2014)

Stephen Timms: ...Business, Innovation and Skills how many employers have been issued with a Notice of Underpayment since 1 October 2013; and of those how many have been identified under the Department's national minimum wage naming scheme.

Bills Presented — Recall of Elected Representatives: Service Charges, Gratuities and Cover Charges (Hospitality, Leisure and Service Sectors) (Statutory Code) (9 September 2014)

Andrew Percy: ...our beloved Union—the last Government did implement changes by introducing a voluntary best-practice code in 2009, and also outlawing the previous arrangement whereby tips could be used to top up the minimum wage, which, of course, was different in this particular sector. The new code of best practice acknowledged four key principles, and asked businesses to agree to them when they...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Pay (9 September 2014)

John Thurso: The House of Commons is an accredited London Living Wage Employer. In order to obtain our licence the House had to satisfy the Living Wage Foundation that no directly employed or contracted workers engaged to work on the Parliamentary estate are paid less than the London Living Wage (LLW). The House of Commons has gone further than its obligations under this licence by adopting a policy of...

Business of the House (10 September): Terms and Conditions of Employment (8 September 2014)

That the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014, which were laid before this House on 30 June, be approved. —(John Penrose.) Question agreed to.

National Insurance Contributions Bill (8 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Priti Patel: ...to say that our determination to lift every stone, and ensure that those who deliberately avoid tax are actively watched and pursued, is unequivocal. The hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North touched on wage growth for self-employed individuals. The self-employed community is growing, which is a good thing. This is about how we support them through the tax system, but there must be...

Affordable Homes Bill (5 September 2014)

Chris Bryant: Of course we voted for the overall benefits cap. I want to cut the cost of welfare in this country, but the best way of doing that is to ensure that the minimum wage and wages in general catch up with inflation. However, we have had inflation ahead of wages for every month except one since this Government came to power in 2010, which is making that a darn sight more difficult to achieve.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (5 September 2014)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2014, Official Report, column 246W, on the national minimum wage, how many of the firms named and shamed for breach of the national minimum wage up to 8 June 2014 were issued notices of underpayments once the firm had dissolved; what the time was between each underpayment and the time of...

Backbench Business: Achievement Gap in Reading (4 September 2014)

Barry Sheerman: ...to see little children in those children’s centres, run by highly qualified, highly motivated, well-paid people. When I first became Chairman of the Select Committee, I used to go to schools before the introduction of the minimum wage, and people said, “It’s terrible. The minimum wage will ruin early years care because we are only paying 1 an hour.” I believe...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance (4 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Dan Jarvis: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will increase the carer's allowance so that it is equal to the national minimum wage.

Adult Learning — [John Robertson in the Chair] (3 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Nicholas Dakin: ...-plus apprenticeships has risen rapidly, largely through Government funding. It is important to be rigorous in asking whether employers are discharging their obligations to these learners simply by paying them the minimum wage. Should employers contribute more to ensure that certain apprenticeships do not end up as a significant Government subsidy for large, profitable companies?...

Previous Business – Commons: General Committee (3 September 2014)

Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee: Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014. 2:30 pm; Room 11, Palace of Westminster

Massereene Barracks Shooting 2009 (2 September 2014)

David Lammy: .... Patrick’s parents feel that the decision to use civilians on security was politically motivated, with the aim of making the Army’s presence less visible. They query the effectiveness of a security guard, who was probably on minimum wage, protecting the base when a soldier on duty protecting his friends and colleagues might have been able to do more. The family are concerned...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Long-term Economic Plan (2 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Christopher Leslie: ...in the poorest areas and those who are most vulnerable in society who end up being hit hardest by these measures? Will he now prioritise action to ensure that we have proper enforcement of a decent minimum wage, end those exploitative zero-hours contracts and promote some incentives to have a living wage?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Taxes on Households (2 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Steve Brine: ...to keep more of the money they earn in their pocket each month, which shows the Government’s good values in action. Will my right hon. Friend confirm how much more someone in my constituency on the minimum wage will save as a result of our actions?

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