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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (28 November 2014)

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

Backbench Business: Devolution and the Union (20 November 2014)

Angus Robertson: ...in Scotland should be halted to ensure that the practical ability to devolve individual benefits is not compromised. Employment and employability policy, including responsibility for setting the minimum wage and all employability programmes, should also be devolved. Equal opportunities and the equality policy should be devolved. I could go on, because there are many further powers that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage/Living Wage (20 November 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Jo Swinson: The Government are taking tough action on employers that break minimum wage law. We have made it simpler to name and shame employers that do not pay the national minimum wage properly and increased the financial penalty that employers pay for breaking the law. The Government will always support and encourage businesses to pay higher than the national minimum wage, where they can.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Salary Deductions (Toilet Breaks) (20 November 2014)

Jo Swinson: ...: workers have rights to rest breaks, which there is a requirement for under law, and if deductions are made from pay, they have to be very clearly outlined—and if they take somebody below the national minimum wage, the employer could find themselves in breach of that law. I very much encourage the hon. Lady’s constituent to seek advice from the pay and work rights helpline on...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (20 November 2014)

Jo Swinson: ...of the financial year 2013-14, there were 12 permanent members of staff working in EAS in BIS. In November 2013, nine permanent staff went on loan to HMRC to assist with enforcing non-payment of National Minimum Wage, including in the recruitment sector.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Minimum Wage (20 November 2014)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: Many interns are already entitled to the National Minimum Wage. The term “intern” is not defined in any legislation: entitlement to the minimum wage depends on whether or not an individual is a worker for minimum wage purposes. The National Minimum Wage applies to all workers unless a specific exemption applies. If an intern is a worker they will be entitled to the minimum wage....

National Health Service and Care Sector Workers (Credit Union and High Cost Credit): Part 1A — Holding an interest in a company etc (19 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Bill Esterson: ..., allowing them to concentrate on growing their business and creating jobs. I think that opportunities have been missed with regard to employment, zero-hours contracts, the exploitation of workers and abuse of the national minimum wage. The Government have promised to do things without actually putting measures in the Bill. We will have to wait and see whether they make a difference or...

National Health Service and Care Sector Workers (Credit Union and High Cost Credit): Clause 144 — Amount of financial penalty for underpayment of national minimum wage (19 November 2014) See 24 other results from this debate

Ian Murray: I am grateful to the Minister for answering some of the questions but, on amendment 8, it is not clear that the Low Pay Commission has the remit to look at enforcement of the national minimum wage to ensure that that is working properly; to ensure that the financial penalties are a deterrent; and to ensure that there is a greater link with the living wage. Therefore, I would like to test the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Social Services: Pay (19 November 2014)

Jo Swinson: We are considering how further targeted enforcement in the care sector may be undertaken as part of our annual review of HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) service level agreement for national minimum wage enforcement, taking account of the Minister of State for Care and Support’s views that this sector should be prioritised. This service level agreement sets out priority areas for...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Carer’s Allowance (19 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Baroness Sherlock: ...To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of people who were previously in receipt of Carer's Allowance and work 16 hours per week but lost that entitlement as a result of the increase in the National Minimum Wage from 1 October 2014.

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Apprenticeships (Child Benefit and Tax Credit Entitlement) (Research) (18 November 2014)

Jesse Norman: ...person takes up an apprenticeship instead, they are counted as being in work and their family can no longer claim benefits on their behalf. Clearly, apprenticeships are work, but as the apprentice minimum wage is just 2.73 an hour, the youngest and most poorly paid apprentices will often be earning less than their family could receive in benefits for them. The minimum wage for...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Pay (18 November 2014)

Alistair Carmichael: .... All staff that join the Office do so on an assignment, secondment or loan agreement from other Government bodies. All staff on such arrangements are paid more than the rate defined by the Living Wage Foundation. The Scotland Office has one contract which provides security for the office in Edinburgh. The Scotland Office does not set the wages paid by the contractors to its workers;...

Criminal Justice and Data Protection (Protocol No. 36) Regulations 2014 — Motion to Approve (17 November 2014)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...of their approach in the other place last week. Parliament should have the right to debate and vote on the opt-in of the 35 measures that the Government have decided are the most important and crucial to national security and public safety, including—but not only—the European arrest warrant. The confusion we saw last week in the House of Commons was caused by the Government...

Childcare Payments Bill: New Clause 2 — Review of impact on childcare costs (17 November 2014)

Priti Patel: ...family. That is why we are taking decisive action to make work pay and reform the welfare system. We have touched on universal credit, the child care support we are providing and increasing the national minimum wage. This is a complex, multifaceted problem, and it would be wrong to suggest that there is a silver bullet. We have made good progress, but there is more to do in tackling child...

Modern Slavery Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (17 November 2014)

Lord Hylton: ...of domestics and to confine them to their houses. This cuts off access to citizens advice bureaux, legal advice, employment tribunals and the police, not to speak of friends and recreation. The non-payment of wages or the payment of less than the national minimum have often been reported, together with physical and sexual violence. Normal contract terms are often breached—for...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (12 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the percentage change was in the national minimum wage in each year since its introduction.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Minimum Wage: Prosecutions (11 November 2014)

Chris Ruane: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many successful prosecutions for breaches of national minimum wage legislation there have been since 1997.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Revenue and Customs (11 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Chris Ruane: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff HM Revenue and Customs employs; and how many and what proportion of such staff have been allocated to the enforcement of the national minimum wage in each of the last 10 years.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Minimum Wage (11 November 2014)

David Gauke: The Government takes the enforcement of National Minimum Wage very seriously and has increased the financial penalty percentage from 50% to 100% of the unpaid wages owed to workers, and the maximum penalty from 5,000 to 20,000. These new limits are now in force where arrears are identified in pay reference periods on or after 7 March 2014. The Government will also bring in primary...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (11 November 2014)

Nicholas Boles: The apprenticeship minimum wage applies to apprentices aged under 19 and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. If the apprentice is over 19 and has completed the first year of their apprenticeship, they are entitled to the age appropriate rate of the national minimum wage. The apprenticeship minimum wage is the legal minimum. It is not a guide as to what...

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