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Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Zero-hours Contracts (26 March 2015)

Jo Swinson: ...disagree with the hon. Gentleman. I am proud that we are taking forward measures in that Bill to protect workers on zero-hours contracts. I am very proud of the work we have done to enforce the national minimum wage, which of course is one of the key protections for workers on low pay. Of course we always need to keep employment law under review, and the employment status review I...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Arts: Pay (26 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Kerry McCarthy: ..., Innovation and Skills, with reference to paragraph 5.27 of the Low Pay Commission Report 2015, if he will take steps alongside stakeholders in the entertainment industry to produce and publish national minimum wage guidance for that sector.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Minimum Wage (26 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Paul Blomfield: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 18 March 2015 to Question 228233, during the 15 inspections in February how many breaches of the national minimum wage were identified following each business inspection; and what remedies have been sought for employees following each such inspection.

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (25 March 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Lord Davies of Oldham: ..., identified so very clearly, and then a little bit of a spurt before the general election, which is about to be put at enormous risk if the Government carry on with their existing policies. It is quite clear that we have a low-wage, low-productivity economy in which people get poor returns for their work and, as the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Portsmouth, identified, many of them...

Bill Presented: Clause 1 — Charge and rates for 2015-16 (25 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Shabana Mahmood: ...over 13 years. The hon. Gentleman will know that we raised the top rate of tax to 50p in response to the global financial crisis, and that was the right thing to do—[Interruption.] He asked about the minimum wage and mentions it yet again from a sedentary position, but we were the Government who introduced the minimum wage in legislation. That was one of our proudest achievements,...

Modern Slavery Bill — Commons Amendments (25 March 2015)

Lord Bates: ...that he and other Members of your Lordships’ House have raised. There was concern about the conditions that many people were facing when they came to this country and that they were not even being paid, let alone receiving the minimum wage. Therefore, we introduced the provision that the national minimum wage must be made clear to the individual. Now, the immigration officer who is...

Bill Presented: Finance (No. 2) Bill (25 March 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Priti Patel: ...and puts fairness, which has been mentioned, at the heart of our recovery. We continue to put fairness at the heart of the recovery through our increase in the personal allowance. We will take people on the national minimum wage and working up to 30 hours a week out of income tax altogether by 2017. That is about rewarding work and raising living standards, which is what this Government...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme (25 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Stephen Timms: ...ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what liaison his Department has had with HM Revenue and Customs since June 2011 to ensure that companies accepting Work Programme participants pay National Minimum Wage.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Social Services: Pay (25 March 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Paul Blomfield: ...of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2015 to Question 220731, how many of the 94 investigations in the care sector have resulted in (a) prosecutions for non-payment of the national minimum wage, (b) recovery of fines following conviction for non-payment of the national minimum wage and (c) repayment of unpaid wages to workers affected by non-payment of the national...

Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March): Clause 3 — Companies: duty to publish report on payment practices (24 March 2015)

Toby Perkins: ...therefore bound to say that the fact that these are issues Her Majesty’s Opposition have been raising, from abuse of zero-hours contracts to late payments to small firms, and from non-payment of the national minimum wage to supplier pay and stay deals—an area of pub company legislation we have already discussed—shows that it is the Opposition who have been leading the...

Amendment of the Law (23 March 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Christopher Leslie: .... The Chancellor realised how toxic his plans were shortly after the autumn statement, when he published the trajectory that showed he would take Britain back to 1930s levels of public investment as a share of national income. In the days running up to the Budget, we were therefore told that he had had a change of heart on public spending—coincidentally, it was just weeks before an...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (23 March 2015)

Jo Swinson: ...agency workers. In February, EAS inspectors led a targeted enforcement operation in the Sheffield area. They were accompanied by officers from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC’s) National Minimum Wage (NMW) team and, on some visits, by the Pensions Regulator. During the inspections of 15 employment businesses, EAS identified 32 potential breaches of the Conduct...

Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (20 March 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Luciana Berger: ...I will come on to, and the devastating cut of 24% in further education announced this week. My hon. Friend the Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Rushanara Ali) talked about the impact of stagnant wages and particularly about the poverty that affects her constituency more than any other part of the country. That was echoed by my hon. Friend the Member for Islington South and Finsbury...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: The Pay and Work Rights and ACAS Helplines (20 March 2015)

Jo Swinson: ...services currently provided by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline will transfer to Acas from 1 April. The Acas Helpline will, in addition to their usual services, answer queries on: The National Minimum WageWorking for an employment agencyWorking hours, rest breaks and holidaysAgricultural workers’ rightsWorking for a gangmaster. The new arrangement will allow for a...

Amendment of the Law (19 March 2015) See 6 other results from this debate

Alex Cunningham: ...or provide them with the jobs they would love to have. The Budget will bring no benefit to tens of thousands of people across Teesside, and more across the country, who hold low-paid jobs, with wages of no more than 5,000 or 6,000 a year. While the Chancellor maintains huge tax cuts for millionaires and increases tax-free allowances for people paying higher-rate tax, very few...

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Pay (19 March 2015)

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;...

Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (18 March 2015) See 8 other results from this debate

Luciana Berger: ...This has not been a recovery felt by millions of people across the country. Looking at the Tories’ tax and benefit changes, we know that families are on average 1,127 a year worse off; working people are 1,600 a year worse off; wages are down for the first time since the 1920s; and people are earning less at the end of a Government than they were at the beginning. Despite...

Torbay (Economic Support) (18 March 2015)

Adrian Sanders: ...family owned. Small hotels and guesthouses ploughed their profit back into the area, keeping electricians, carpenters and others in work in the winter. Today, however, we are more likely to find brands and national chains which take their profit out of the area; they purchase their food and services centrally and bring them in, so less of the tourism pound stays in the local economy. That...

Equal Pay — [Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] (18 March 2015)

Emily Thornberry: ...them. My right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Camberwell and Peckham (Ms Harman), who joined Parliament when it was 97% male in 1982, has led the way in fighting for many changes that we take for granted today, such as a national minimum wage; longer maternity leave; higher maternity pay; the Equality Act, as has been referred to; and measures to promote pay transparency, which...

Ways and Means: Financial Statement (18 March 2015)

George Osborne: ...stronger than it was five years ago, and that is reflected in the latest forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility. It seems remarkable that until this Government came to office, our national forecasts were manipulated by Chancellors, to be fiddled and fixed in pre-election Budgets. Today they are produced with independence and integrity by Robert Chote and his team, and I want...

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