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Upcoming Business – Commons: General Committee (13 October 2014)

Second Delegated Legislation Committee: Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014. 4:30 pm; Room 11, Palace of Westminster

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Living Wage:  NICVA Report (16 September 2014)

Stephen Farry: It is important that we approach the issue of the living wage with a degree of caution. I encourage employers to consider the living wage. It is important that people are paid well. I think that we need to be slightly cautious about where we would go for a degree of compulsion for employers to pay a living wage. The first thing that we have to do is recognise that the...

Written Answers — Treasury: Minimum Wage (12 September 2014)

David Gauke: The Government takes the enforcement of National Minimum Wage (NMW) very seriously and HMRC enforce NMW legislation on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and has done so since the introduction of NMW in April 1999. The vast majority of employers obey the law and pay their employees at least the national minimum wage. HMRC investigates all complaints made about...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Vincent Cable: Since 2010, the national minimum wage has increased faster than average earnings. From 1 October, the adult rate will rise above inflation to 6.50, giving more than 1 million workers the biggest cash increase in their take-home pay since 2008. Last year, I asked the Low Pay Commission to look at the conditions needed for faster increases. It concluded that we are in a new phase of year...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (11 September 2014)

Stephen Timms: ...State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many employers have been issued with a Notice of Underpayment since 1 October 2013; and of those how many have been identified under the Department's national minimum wage naming scheme.

Bills Presented — Recall of Elected Representatives: Service Charges, Gratuities and Cover Charges (Hospitality, Leisure and Service Sectors) (Statutory Code) (9 September 2014)

Andrew Percy: ..., where people working in the service sector have raised concerns about whether or not their employers are passing on tips and service charges, but also from what has been said in some of the national media, and, of course, from my own conversations in restaurants and hotels with those who work in them. Consumers often do not know whether charges on a bill are mandatory or discretionary....

Business of the House (10 September): Terms and Conditions of Employment (8 September 2014)

That the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014, which were laid before this House on 30 June, be approved. —(John Penrose.) Question agreed to.

National Insurance Contributions Bill (8 September 2014)

Catherine McKinnell: ...for Birmingham, Ladywood (Shabana Mahmood) and the Financial Secretary set out, the main aim of the Bill is to make life a bit easier for self-employed people in respect of the payment of their national insurance contributions. That is more important than ever, given the structural changes in our labour market over the past few years. There are 4.5 million self-employed people, which is...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (5 September 2014)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2014, Official Report, column 246W, on the national minimum wage, how many of the firms named and shamed for breach of the national minimum wage up to 8 June 2014 were issued notices of underpayments once the firm had dissolved; what the time was between each underpayment and the time of...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance (4 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Dan Jarvis: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will increase the carer's allowance so that it is equal to the national minimum wage.

Adult Learning — [John Robertson in the Chair] (3 September 2014)

Nicholas Dakin: ...-plus apprenticeships has risen rapidly, largely through Government funding. It is important to be rigorous in asking whether employers are discharging their obligations to these learners simply by paying them the minimum wage. Should employers contribute more to ensure that certain apprenticeships do not end up as a significant Government subsidy for large, profitable companies?...

Previous Business – Commons: General Committee (3 September 2014)

Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee: Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014. 2:30 pm; Room 11, Palace of Westminster

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Clause 1 - Slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour (2 September 2014)

Fiona Mactaggart: ...by somebody whom they feel under the control of or dependent on, they may apparently consent until they realise what their rights are in the UK. Many of those workers are, for example, European nationals who have the right to work here and the right to a minimum wage, and yet apparently consent to being grotesquely exploited in labour because they are unaware that they have other options....

Written Answers — Treasury: Minimum Wage (1 September 2014)

David Gauke: The Government takes the enforcement of the national minimum wage (NMW) very seriously. HMRC review every complaint that is referred to them by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline. In addition, by collating and analysing data received from various sources, HMRC ensure targeted enforcement through robust risk assessment processes to identify employers across the United Kingdom who are more likely...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (1 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the number of roles advertised through the National Apprenticeship Service which pay below the apprentice national minimum wage.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (1 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of apprentices are not (a) contractually entitled to be paid and (b) receiving the apprentice national minimum wage.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Pay: Ethnic Groups (1 September 2014)

Jo Swinson: The Government encourages employers to pay the Living Wage when it is affordable and not at the expense of jobs. However our primary policy for supporting the low paid is the National Minimum Wage (NMW) which is carefully set by the independent Low Pay Commission at a level that maximises their wages without damaging employment by setting it too high. The NWW has benefitted all low paid...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future (21 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Johann Lamont: The national minimum wage, tackling poverty, creating greater equalities in our communities and creating this Parliament, which brought power closer to people. At the heart of this matter—this is why it matters to me in my soul—is that, when I look at the rest of the United Kingdom, I do not see people whose job is to do us down; I see families who are facing the same challenges...

Scottish Parliament: Increasing Opportunities for Women (20 August 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Angela Constance: ...rewarded. Well-rewarded and sustained employment can be the best route out of poverty and the best way to tackle inequality. On Monday, I published “Unlocking Scotland’s Full Potential: boosting skills, wages, equality and growth”—a clear statement on the great value that we place on sharing our economic growth equally. Through equality of opportunity, we can create...

Scottish Parliament: Progressive Workplace Policies (13 August 2014)

Angela Constance: ...under European Union legislation, considerable progress was made under the procurement legislation and in the fact that the Deputy First Minister’s proposed amendments included the living wage. Of course we all live with the difficulty that we have a national minimum wage that is enforceable in law that is much lower than the living wage, which is not enforceable in law.

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