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Upcoming Business – Lords: Grand Committee (28 July 2014)

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 – Viscount Younger of Leckie. Orders and Regulations; 2:00 pm

Upcoming Business – Lords: Grand Committee (28 July 2014)

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014 – Viscount Younger of Leckie. Orders and Regulations

Written Answers — House of Lords: Foreign Workers: Conditions of Employment (23 July 2014)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: ...use the findings of this report, including those in respect of labour market regulation, to inform our approach. The Government has already taken action to increase the maximum penalty for National Minimum Wage underpayment from 5,000 to 20,000 per employer, and will now introduce primary legislation so that the penalty can be applied on a per worker basis, substantially...

Written Ministerial Statements — Business, Innovation and Skills: National Minimum Wage Regulations (22 July 2014)

Jo Swinson: Today, I publish a consultation document and draft consolidated national minimum wage (NMW) regulations for public consultation. The NMW regulations, which set out the detailed NMW rules, came into force on 1 April 1999. Since then, the NMW regulations have been amended over 20 times. As well as the annual changes to the NMW rates, there have been a number of substantial changes to the rules...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 July 2014)

Lord Ramsbotham: ...whom this age group needs. As I found when inspecting private sector prisons, companies were tempted to take risks with staffing to preserve their profit margins, which led to problems over safety. Furthermore, because of the wages that such companies pay to unskilled employees there is a very high turnover of junior staff, which is the very antithesis of a key point in successful working...

Jobseeker’s Allowance — Question (21 July 2014)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: ...show all the features of very careful preparation, I am sure that the Minister will be able to answer this. What percentage of the jobs that have been created are: first, part time; secondly, minimum wage; and thirdly, on zero-hour contracts?

Written Answers — Justice: Minimum Wage (21 July 2014)

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many employment tribunals have taken place relating to under-payment of the minimum wage in (a) 2013-14 and (b) each of the previous five financial years; and how many such tribunals found in favour of the employee.

Bill Presented — Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill (16 July 2014) See 14 other results from this debate

Matthew Hancock: ...Bill that deals with employment law. There was strong support, particularly from the Opposition Front Bench, as well as from my hon. Friends the Members for Warwick and Leamington (Chris White) and for North Swindon, for the measures to ensure that the national minimum wage works properly, with proper penalties for those who breach it. I am a strong supporter of the national minimum wage,...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (16 July 2014)

David Crausby: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to increase the national minimum wage so that its real terms value is equal to that of January 2010.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Skilled Workers (16 July 2014)

Jo Swinson: In order to protect the rights of workers, this Department is taking a tougher approach on all employers that break minimum wage law. We have already made it simpler to name and shame employers that break the law in this area. The revised Naming and Shaming scheme came into effect on 1 October 2013. The new rules are part of Government efforts to toughen up enforcement of the National...

[Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Youth Employment (15 July 2014)

Chris Bryant: ...in Wales have been given jobs through Jobs Growth Wales, which means that they get a first chance when many young people never have a first chance at all. They have 25 to 40 hours a week on at least the minimum wage. It is really encouraging that 80% of those jobs are in the private sector, so the scheme is not simply extending the public sector; and 80% of people who have been in those...

Business of the House (Data Retention and Investigatory Powers): Respect Policy (14 July 2014)

Tom Brake: ...House aims to be an exemplary employer. It might be appropriate at this point to recognise the other good work that has been achieved by the House recently, such as its accreditation as a London living wage employer, the offer of minimum guaranteed hour contracts to all previously casually employed staff and the work to secure a long-term pay deal that paves the way for the modernisation...

Bill Presented: Childcare Payments Bill (14 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Chloe Smith: ...Thirdly, for the first time self-employed parents and those working for the great majority of employers who do not offer the existing employer-supported child care scheme will be able to take part. Fourthly, the scheme will also help those working part time and on the minimum wage because of the low minimum earnings threshold of 50 a week. Fifthly, as my hon. Friend the Member for...

Written Answers — Health: Social Services (10 July 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Clive Betts: ...statutory guidance, (1) whether self-funders and those with personalised care budgets are under an obligation to show that they are paying social care firms enough to pay their staff at least the minimum wage, including remuneration for travel time between appointments; (2) what guidance his Department gives to local authorities on the action they should take if they receive evidence...

Written Answers — Treasury: Minimum Wage: Scotland (10 July 2014)

Pamela Nash: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 April 2013, Official Report, column 1177W, on minimum wage: Scotland, how many staff were in the national minimum wage team monitoring Scotland at the most recent date in 2014 for which records are available.

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day]: Technical and Vocational Education (9 July 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Pauline Latham: ...the value that employers give apprenticeships. In addition, the Government have tried to make apprenticeships more attractive as further education options for school leavers by introducing the apprentice minimum wage, which has given more employers the support they need to take on apprentices. That focus on vocational education has led to an unprecedented uptake of apprenticeships, with...

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day]: Housing Supply (9 July 2014)

Caroline Lucas: ...as the pernicious bedroom tax—which appear to be designed to push people in need of housing benefit, particularly those with disabilities, out of desirable areas—has created a situation in which people on low incomes and those on average wages are being pushed to the margins. The motion does not say very much about how the Opposition would achieve the aims that they are putting...

Modern Slavery Bill (8 July 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Michael Connarty: ...been put forward by so many Members. Why should bad companies get away with it? Why should companies that want to rip off the public and sell them goods they know are tainted by slavery get away with it? Good companies do not want that, so we should level the playing field. I think Churchill wanted a minimum wage for that reason. He said bad companies undermine good companies, and the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Minimum Wage (8 July 2014)

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil enforcement actions HM Revenue and Customs has taken against employers over non-payment of the minimum wage in the last five years.

Written Answers — Treasury: Minimum Wage (8 July 2014)

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what criteria HM Revenue and Customs use to determine whether a case where an employer is paying one or more employees less than the minimum wage is pursued by the civil route or the criminal route.

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