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Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (10 April 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of rates of national minimum wage non-compliance in each (a) sector and (b) region; what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of people of each gender who are paid below the national minimum wage; and what information on such people is (i) collected and (ii) held.

Income Distribution and Taxation (9 April 2014)

Nicky Morgan: ...Friend also mentioned. Before I do so, it is worth making hon. Members aware that the latest available statistics show that in 2011-12, UK income inequality was the lowest since 1986. As the Office for National Statistics noted, that was partly due to earnings falling more for those at the top of the income distribution than for those at the bottom, but it was also magnified by the changes...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: New Clause 1 — Childcare provision (8 April 2014)

Meg Hillier: ...work. I am a London Member, and the new clause would particularly benefit people in London, because child care costs in London are inevitably higher. The costs of premises are higher. Although there is a minimum wage, child carers are rightly paid more, and in London their wages will be higher than in other parts of the country. Research by child care site Findababysitter.com found that a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: New Clause 4 — Report on increasing the additional rate of income tax to 50% (8 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

David Gauke: ...-15. Allow me to explain how these changes will help the Government to meet their objectives. When this Government came to office, the personal allowance was only 6,475. In 2010, everyone, including those working on the national minimum wage, had to pay income tax at the basic rate on incomes above this low threshold. Let me give an example of what this meant in practice. Someone...

Pensions Bill — Commons Reason (8 April 2014)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: ...Minister did not feel able to come back with an appropriate amendment in lieu, but of course I welcome the detailed review announced today. What was the point of the original amendment? The state pension has been a national insurance pension built on men’s full-time working lives, where wives and widows largely derived their state pension entitlement through him. However, as family...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (7 April 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Gloria De Piero: ...for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of (a) people, (b) men and (c) women were in (i) work, (ii) full-time work and (iii) part-time work in each constituency earn the national minimum wage; and what those figures were in each year since 2010.

Immigration Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (3 April 2014)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: ...at where we are, the Government are committed to protecting the rights of UK workers. We have said that, and as I said in Committee, the Government have already taken tougher action against abuse of the national minimum wage, both as regards its enforcement and by increasing the financial penalty for breaches. We are taking a more robust approach to the employers of illegal workers,...

Development: Post-2015 Agenda — Question for Short Debate (2 April 2014)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...Lady Kinnock said, crucially, inequality is an issue that affects not only the global south but the global north, too. Between 1980 and 2007, the top 1% of Americans nearly tripled their share of the total national income from 8% to 23%. Inevitably, tackling inequality will require confronting the root cause of discrimination that both drives and compounds such disparities in wealth. As we...

Asian Restaurateurs (Immigration Enforcement) (2 April 2014)

Karen Bradley: ...to put their livelihoods at risk and place themselves in the hands of people who exploit them. Illegal working also undercuts legitimate businesses, as rogue employers typically undercut the national minimum wage and avoid national insurance contributions. The Government take, and will continue to take, tough enforcement action to arrest, detain and forcibly remove those who are breaking...

Scottish Parliament: Minimum Wage (Increase) (2 April 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Angela Constance: The first above-inflation increase in the UK national minimum wage since 2008 is welcome. “Scotland’s Future” makes clear that, if we are the first Government of an independent Scotland, we will set up a fair work commission and guarantee that the minimum wage will rise at least in line with inflation.

Bill Presented: Finance (No. 2) Bill (1 April 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Shabana Mahmood: ...decided at the tail end of this Parliament to put right that bad decision. My hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow North East (Mr Bain) reminded the House of two anniversaries: 15 years ago today the national minimum wage came into effect; and a year ago today the Government introduced the bedroom tax. That is a clear example of the big differences in the values and priorities of those on...

National Minimum Wage — Question (1 April 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Viscount Younger of Leckie: Since 1999, the national minimum wage has grown faster than average earnings without an adverse effect on employment. Going forward, we want to ensure that the benefits of growth are shared equally. The best way to mark this anniversary is to commit to continue to deliver benefits to the low paid through the national minimum wage for the next 15 years and for many years thereafter.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Gender Imbalance in the Senior Civil Service (31 March 2014)

Kieran McCarthy: ...Civil Service. In the UK, the full-time gender pay gap is 10%, and the average part-time pay gap is 345%. It is estimated that, for each year that she is absent from the workplace, a mother's future wage will reduce by 5%. Approximately 70% of people in jobs that pay the national minimum wage are women, and 54% of women who work part-time have been found to be employed...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Apprenticeships (31 March 2014)

Stephen Farry: ...will get the particular skills required for their business; and young people know that they are investing in skills that will make them much more employable so that they have a greater prospect of earning a good wage or salary and having sustained employment. So apprenticeships make a lot of sense all round. There are national minimum wage rules for the payment of...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Minimum Wage (31 March 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

John Denham: ...2013, if he will estimate the number and proportion of (a) men and (b) women in (i) full-time and (ii) part-time work in each (A) local authority area and (B) parliamentary constituency earning the national minimum wage in April 2013 defined as (1) adults aged 21 years and over earning less than 6.24, (2) youths (aged 18 to 20) earning less than 5.03 and (3) 16 to 17 year olds...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Pay: Kilmarnock (31 March 2014)

Nick Hurd: ...falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply. Letter from Caron Walker, dated March 2014 On behalf of the Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of...

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (27 March 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Horam: ...career in politics and economics, the noble Lord, Lord Desai, founded the Centre for the Study of Global Governance. I do not know whether he would agree, but whether it is global governance or national governance, successful governance is always a balance between competence and fairness. One can reinforce the other. If we look at the Budget from that point of view, it was a distinct...

Written Answers — Transport: Shipping: Employment (27 March 2014)

Stephen Hammond: ...of the Equality Act 2010 (Work on Ships and Hovercraft) Regulations can be notified either to the port state authorities or directly to the appropriate enforcement team. For example, a breach of national minimum wage regulations could be reported directly to the HMRC Enforcement Team or gender discrimination could be reported to the Equal Opportunities Commission. Enforcement action for a...

Scottish Parliament: Child Poverty (27 March 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Jackie Baillie: I will be brief. Will the minister backdate the rise in the national minimum wage?

Apprenticeships — Question for Short Debate (26 March 2014)

Lord Popat: .... Apprenticeships have always been about quality, as the noble Lord, Lord Lucas, said earlier. We have removed poor training provision and introduced a rule that every apprenticeship has to be for a minimum of one year. Over the past two years we have removed more than 54,000 short duration apprenticeships. Despite that, the number of apprenticeships for those aged 16 to 19 lasting a year...

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