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Scottish Parliament: Employment (30 Sep 2015)

Roseanna Cunningham: ...why we want to support businesses to create better jobs in which people feel valued and engaged. Many employers are actively embracing those challenges and reaping the benefits. They are being recognised through the business pledge, living wage accreditation and investors in young people, and we will build on that progress. The independent fair work convention, which was established...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Social Services: Pay (22 Sep 2015)

David Gauke: The government takes enforcement of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) very seriously. Anyone who feels they have been underpaid NMW should contact the Acas helpline on 0300 123 1100. HMRC review all complaints referred to them. HMRC maintain data of arrears recovered and actively pursue recovery through the civil courts where this is not paid. It is not government policy to provide...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Minimum Wage (22 Sep 2015)

Lord Beecham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff are employed by HM Revenue and Customs to enforce the national minimum wage; how many cases have been brought since 7 May 2014 in respect of alleged failure to pay the national minimum wage; and what is the total amount of fines (1) imposed, and (2) collected, since 7 May 2014 in respect of cases of failure to pay the national minimum wage.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Staff (21 Sep 2015)

Paul Blomfield: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many permanent staff members are employed by HM Revenue and Customs to undertake national minimum wage inspection activity.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (18 Sep 2015)

Paul Blomfield: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer to Question 8779 of 10 September 2015, how many employers have participated in HM Revenue and Custom's new national minimum wage campaign to date.

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 6 - Basic rate limit from 2016 (17 Sep 2015)

Barbara Keeley: ...working people. Although the Government are altering the tax system to help to ensure that people are rewarded for work, this still does not help to tackle low-paid insecure work. On 2 September, the Office for National Statistics released its figures for zero-hours contracts, which we have already touched on today. Those figures showed that zero-hours work is on the rise, with the total...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 3 - Personal allowance and national minimum wage (17 Sep 2015)

David Gauke: ...have come a long way from the days when it was just £6,475, and I am glad we have made that progress. I am pleased that she appears to accept the principle of linking the personal allowance to the national minimum wage. I hope she recognises that the reforms we are making are helping the country to move towards the low-tax economy we need. The hon. Lady asked a number of questions,...

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Clause 4 - Workless households and educational attainment: reporting obligations (17 Sep 2015)

...Child Poverty Act 2010—and the ambition to end child poverty by 2020. It shows a paucity of †ambition towards tackling poverty and inequality. It flies in the face of decades of thorough and internationally recognised research into the drivers of child poverty and life chances. It seeks to hide Government failure on child poverty behind narrow, cherry-picked and less relevant...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (16 Sep 2015)

David Cameron: What we need is a country where work genuinely pays, and that is why what our proposals do is reform welfare, but at the same time bring in a national living wage which will mean that anyone on the lowest rate of pay will get a £20-a-week pay rise next year. That is why the figures show that a family— [Interruption.] I thought that this was the new Question Time. I am not sure...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Living Wage: Young People (16 Sep 2015)

Nicholas Boles: The new National Living Wage (NLW) is an essential part of moving to a higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare society; it ensures that work pays, and reduces reliance on the State topping up wages through the benefits system. For younger workers, the priority is to secure work and gain experience - something that is already reflected in the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate structure where...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future, Democracy and Devolution (16 Sep 2015)

Annabel Goldie: As ever, that was an adroit and gallant attempt by the cabinet secretary to exculpate himself. In fairness to Mr Swinney, I say that I of course understand that, from the Scottish National Party’s perspective, the Smith agreement does not bring forward proposals for independence for Scotland, but that was never the job of the Smith commission. The referendum endorsed...

National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill (Programme): Tax Credits (15 Sep 2015)

Clive Efford: ...6,600 children. The Chancellor said: “Britain deserves a pay rise and Britain is getting a pay rise.”—[ Official Report, 8 July 2015; Vol. 598, c. 337.] He also said that those on the national minimum wage can expect a cash increase and full-time workers can expect their incomes to go up by £5,000 a year. But we now know that the whole package is far from compensated...

Child Poverty — [Mr Gerald Howarth in the Chair] (15 Sep 2015)

Kate Green: ...the four measures in the 2010 Act because it is possible that at the same time as seeing a rise in relative income poverty, we may see a fall in absolute poverty in the next few years. If median wages rise, but benefits are frozen or rise only with prices, we will see a rise in relative poverty. Conversely, absolute poverty could fall if benefits rise in line with the consumer prices...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (15 Sep 2015)

Matt Warman: Many of my constituents are employed on the minimum wage, with an average salary of £15,000 in Boston and Skegness. Has the Minister made an assessment of what impact the national living wage will have on my constituency?

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage: Young People (15 Sep 2015)

Nicholas Boles: The Low Pay Commission will continue to recommend the National Minimum Wage rates for all workers under 25 at a level that maximises their earnings without damaging employment prospects by setting it too high.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Children: Poverty (15 Sep 2015)

Nicholas Boles: The Government has not estimated the impact of the National Living Wage (NLW) on absolute or relative child poverty in 2020. Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts suggest a full-time National Minimum Wage worker will earn over £5,200 more by 2020 from the National Living Wage. 2.75 million low wage workers will benefit directly. By 2017-18, 8 out of 10 working households...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Low Pay (15 Sep 2015)

Nicholas Boles: ...English and maths, young adults to achieve level 2 or level 3 qualifications, and unemployed people who need help to get a job. Nearly 3 million low-paid people will directly benefit from the National Living Wage from April next year. A full-time worker on the current National Minimum Wage will be made £1,200 better off, per year, as a result. Our long-term economic plan is working...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Trade Union Bill (14 Sep 2015)

Nicholas Boles: ...;s father, to overcome prejudice in the workplace and unlock their potential. We admire them for the decades of campaigning that led to the passage of the Equal Pay Act 1970 and the introduction of the national minimum wage. As Skills Minister, I would like to thank them for the work they do through Unionlearn to help thousands of working people to improve their skills. I agree with the...

Delegated Legislation: Terms and Conditions of Employment (14 Sep 2015)

That the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2015, which were laid before this House on 23 June, be approved.—(Guy Opperman.) Question agreed to. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Small Businesses: Minimum Wage (14 Sep 2015)

Nicholas Boles: This Department has regular and frequent discussions with businesses of all sizes and across all sectors on a wide range of issues including the National Minimum Wage (NMW). In addition, the Low Pay Commission (LPC) will continue to play a key role in recommending the NMW and National Living Wage (NLW) rates going forward. In their report to Government the LPC consults widely and considers...

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