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European Union Referendum Bill: Report (2nd Day) (23 Nov 2015)

Lord Grocott: ...but they could also be extended and improved on by a British Government. If we are looking for good conditions for people at work, I would say that a huge advance in recent years was that wonderful national minimum wage introduced not by the EU but by the last Labour Government. Ultimately, the terms and conditions of people at work about whom he and I care most passionately are better...

Written Answers — Attorney General: Minimum Wage: Prosecutions (23 Nov 2015)

Robert Buckland: the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), together with information provided by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), which has responsibility for enforcing the law in relation to the National Minimum Wage (NMW), shows that there were three cases which were referred to the Crown Prosecution Service by HMRC in the financial year 2010 – 2011, of which two resulted in...

Trade Unions — Motion to Take Note (19 Nov 2015)

Lord Dykes: ...the noble Lord, Lord Robathan, less, but none the less I congratulate him warmly on his speech. It verged on the quasi-fierce at stages, but none the less it was very gentlemanly, not quite one-nation Tory but trying to get there a bit. We thank him very much and look forward to his contributions. As someone quite rightly said, taking over in Blaby was no mean task, but he did it very well...

Public Bill Committee: Housing and Planning Bill: Clause 2 - What is a starter home? (19 Nov 2015)

Roberta Blackman-Woods: ...being built below the level of the cap. Shelter is throwing out a serious challenge to the Government. Its analysis shows that the starter home programme will not help the majority of people on the new minimum wage, and in many areas on England it will not help people on average earnings either. Shelter considered how the policy will affect different household types in each local authority...

Opposition Day — [10th Allotted Day]: The Economy (18 Nov 2015)

Cat Smith: My hon. Friends have pointed out that working families will be, on average, 1,300 a year worse off because of the tax credit changes. Young workers are also paying a dear price. The so-called living wage does not kick in until someone is 25. Does it cost those who are under 25 less to buy a loaf of bread or a pint of milk? Does a landlord charge less rent because someone is under...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Tax Credits (18 Nov 2015)

Alun Cairns: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that question. When we move from the basic minimum wage to the national living wage next April, there will be an increase of 7.5%. That means that 100,000 people in Wales will benefit immediately from next April.

[Mr George Howarth in the Chair] — Women and Low Pay (18 Nov 2015)

Ruth Cadbury: ...North East (Colleen Fletcher) eloquently described what low pay means in the city of Coventry, particularly in her constituency, where the gap between men’s and women’s pay is even higher than the national average. That just shows how dependent the women of that city are on low-paid work. She and other Members also mentioned how zero-hours contracts affect low pay. I do not...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Pay (18 Nov 2015)

Nicholas Boles: The National Minimum Wage rate structure provides different rates according to age and the National Living Wage will apply to those aged 25 and over. The Low Pay Commission will continue to monitor, evaluate and review pay conditions for younger workers when it makes recommendations for future changes to the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Migrant Workers: Conditions of Employment (18 Nov 2015)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...the powers of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to enable it to tackle serious exploitation. Migrant workers who are entitled to other employment rights in UK law are also entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate relevant to their age. Anyone concerned about underpayment of the NMW should call Acas’s confidential helpline on 0300 123 1100 or visit...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Second Reading (17 Nov 2015)

Baroness Donaghy: ...may present a rosy picture, but things become a lot bleaker for the self-employed when one contemplates the effect of the tax credit and universal credit cuts without the counterweight of the new national living wage premium—which employees, but not the self-employed, will receive. It has also become tougher for the self-employed to secure working tax credits since April this year. I...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Slavery (16 Nov 2015)

David Gauke: ...HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) cannot comment on on-going investigations. HMRC’s role in these investigations is to ensure that the correct tax is paid and any employees who are entitled to the National Minimum Wage receive it.

Finance Bill: Second Reading (and remaining stages) (10 Nov 2015)

Baroness Kramer: ...on the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which, as the noble Lord, Lord Lennie, reported, has identified so clearly the huge burden of tax credit cuts that fall on the working poor and are not offset by the changes in the living wage or childcare. So we have moved away from “We are all in it together” and it is particularly the working poor, young people and those with disabilities...

Scottish Parliament: Trade Union Bill (10 Nov 2015)

Linda Fabiani: ...civic Scotland called for devolution actions that covered various aspects of what we are discussing. The STUC called for the devolution of employment law, health and safety, trade union law and the minimum wage. Children 1st called for the devolution of employment rights and conditions to create a much more family-friendly employment regime. Engender and the equalities organisations called...

Scotland Bill (Programme) (No.2): Clause 11 — Scope to modify the Scotland Act 1998 (9 Nov 2015)

Lindsay Hoyle: ...the childcare element of Universal Credit. New clause 10— “Commission on social and economic rights ‘(1) The Secretary of State shall appoint a commission on social and economic rights. (2) The Secretary of State shall invite the Presiding Officers or Speakers of the House of Commons, House of Lords, National Assembly of Wales, Northern Ireland Assembly and the Scottish...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Care Homes: Minimum Wage (9 Nov 2015)

Peter Kyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the planned increase in the national minimum wage on the level of provision of care homes.

Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: Compensation (9 Nov 2015)

Baroness Suttie: ...through (1) the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, (2) civil claims for damages, (3) employment tribunal claims, (4) court-awarded criminal compensation, and (5) repayments for breaches of the National Minimum Wage.

Living Wage — Question (5 Nov 2015)

the Earl of Courtown: My Lords, from April 2016, we will be introducing the national living wage for workers aged 25 and over. At 7.20 per hour, it will mean that a full-time worker working a 35 hour week will earn 910 per year more than at the current national minimum wage. The Government encourage all employers to pay above the national minimum wage, where they can afford to do so.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Slavery (5 Nov 2015)

David Gauke: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) participates in multi-agency investigations into cases of Modern Slavery where there are potential tax or National Minimum Wage offences. Since February this year, HMRC has opened 60 tax investigations in cases where Modern Slavery is suspected.

Employment — Question (4 Nov 2015)

Baroness Altmann: When Labour was in power, it did not increase the national minimum wage to the national living wage, and pay is increasing rapidly. There has been a 3% increase in average earnings, the fastest rate for many years.

Written Answers — Home Office: Employment (4 Nov 2015)

Baroness Suttie: in setting the operational priorities of and in allocating resources to (1) the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate, (2) the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, and (3) HM Revenue and Customs National Minimum Wage enforcement teams.

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