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Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Living Wage (28 Jul 2015)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on individuals' and businesses' understanding of wage rules of naming the new higher minimum wage, announced in the recent July budget, a National Living Wage when there is already a living wage rate established by the Living Wage Foundation.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Sheltered Employment: Minimum Wage (23 Jul 2015)

Lord Hylton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to consider providing a therapeutic exemption from the National Minimum Wage for registered charities, or social enterprises, that establish sheltered employment for those with disabilities.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices: Living Wage (22 Jul 2015)

Nicholas Boles: ...rate applies to apprentices over the age of 25 where they are in their first year of their apprenticeship. They then qualify for the age appropriate rate. We will be implementing the National Living Wage through amendments to the National Minimum Wage regulations, in time for April 2016. We will consider how the Living Wage applies to the Apprentice rate as part of this process.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Unpaid Work (22 Jul 2015)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: Certain exemptions to qualification to the National Minimum Wage apply through Part 6 (Exclusions) of the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015[1]. The noble Lord will find a list of those exempted from the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 on the Gov.uk webpage https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage/who-gets-the-minimu m-wage. Ministers are generally classified as ‘office...

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2015)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: ...by the Chancellor, and supported by the balance of measures, that the Government believe that the best route out of poverty is through employment. It is right that if you are working full-time, your wages should not be unnecessarily topped up by the state. In that regard, as reflected in the overall balance of areas of contention, it is not surprising to hear that there is a lot of concern...

Bill Presented — Constitutional Convention (No. 2) Bill: Finance Bill (21 Jul 2015)

Damian Hinds: ...South (Barbara Keeley) pointed out, the Bill is not about everything that is in the Budget. The Finance Bill is limited in scope specifically to tax measures intended for general expenditure. The national living wage is not within the its scope, but as the direct question came up of how the Government would bring it in, I confirm that we will be making regulations to introduce it for April...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Living Wage (21 Jul 2015)

Nicholas Boles: We have not received any representations from Citizens UK on the National Living Wage. However the Living Wage Foundation, which is an initiative of Citizens UK, has reacted positively to the announcement of a National Living Wage. The Government has asked the Low Pay Commission to recommend the level of the National Living Wage going forward in order to reach 60% of median earnings by...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Living Wage (21 Jul 2015)

Nicholas Boles: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has not held a meeting with either the Low Pay Commission or the Centre for Research in Social Policy to discuss the National Living Wage. However, the Low Pay Commission has been asked to provide a report to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills regarding the level of the...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Public Sector: Pay (21 Jul 2015)

Greg Hands: ...award is an average that applies to a department rather than each individual. This means that departments are free to distribute the award among staff based on their own requirements. The Minimum Wage and National Living Wage are both statutory requirements and are paid to public sector workers. Those on the Minimum Wage and National Living Wage will see pay rises in line with the...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill (20 Jul 2015)

Hywel Williams: ...-working families”; it is just “working families”. The election is over; the election is won; now it is the Government’s turn to be hard. Government supporters say, “Aha! We have introduced the national living wage.” We saw the jubilation of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when that was announced—his ugly triumphalism at having got one...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (20 Jul 2015)

Gavin Newlands: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make it his policy to (a) increase the national minimum wage for 18 to 20 year olds to 6.86 by 2020 and (b) open the national minimum wage entitlement for apprentices to that rate.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Low Pay Commission (20 Jul 2015)

Nicholas Boles: On 8 July the Government published the 2015 remit for the Low Pay Commission, which sets out their role in relation to the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage rates. A copy of the remit can be found on the GOV.UK website

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Pay: Greater London (20 Jul 2015)

Nicholas Boles: The Government has announced a new mandatory National Living Wage for all workers aged 25 and over, to be introduced at 7.20 from April 2016. The Low Pay Commission considers carefully the economic conditions in sectors and different geographic areas when developing its recommendations to Government on the National Minimum Wage. It publishes this analysis each year. However, the...

Accessible Sports Grounds Bill [HL] — Second Reading (17 Jul 2015)

Lord Faulkner of Worcester: ...Taylor made a series of recommendations for disabled fans back in 1990. Then, in 1998, the report of the football task force, on which I served as deputy chairman, went further than Lord Justice Taylor and made 52 recommendations to set mandatory requirements on the minimum number of wheelchair-user spaces and adapted seats for disabled people. The report recommended improvements for...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (17 Jul 2015)

Damian Hinds: The Government is making changes to Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit which will help put welfare spending on a more sustainable path. The Government wants to move from a low wage, high tax, high welfare society to a higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare society. That means more emphasis on support to hardworking families on low incomes by reducing income tax through increases in the...

National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Approve (16 Jul 2015)

the Earl of Courtown: My Lords, I thank both noble Lords for their valuable and largely supportive comments during this debate. These regulations will increase the national minimum wage for more than 2.4 million people from 1 October this year. This increase will ensure that the low paid share the benefits of economic growth without damaging their employment prospects. The independent Low Pay Commission plays a...

Business of the House (16 Jul 2015)

Angela Eagle: ...8220;transform policy and practice” to help more disabled people into work. After the election, they scrapped the independent living fund, and we now hear that the Prime Minister is considering forcing workers to save up for their own sick pay. The Chancellor’s so-called national living wage has been exposed as just a rebrand of the minimum wage, and with his huge cuts to tax...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Living Wage (16 Jul 2015)

Nicholas Boles: The National Living Wage is a compulsory increase in pay for all workers over 25. It will come into effect in April 2016 at 7.20, 70p above the current National Minimum Wage. The introduction of the National Living Wage will not change the nature of the relationship between a worker’s wages and the calculation of employer contributions or of overtime payments.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Carers: Minimum Wage (16 Jul 2015)

Nicholas Boles: I have recently met with my Rt hon Friend the Minister of State for Care and Support (Alistair Burt) to discuss enforcement of the minimum wage in the care sector. The Government is taking action to improve compliance with the National Minimum Wage in the social care sector. We are working closely with the Department of Health, and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Over the period 1...


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