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Business of the House (26 Nov 2015)

Chris Grayling: ..., as the Chancellor of the Exchequer set out yesterday, because we are not pursuing those proposals. The hon. Gentleman asked about the position of working families in 2020. The introduction of the national living wage means that by 2020 someone on today’s minimum wage will be earning nearly 5,000 a year more than they do today. The hon. Gentleman raised the question of the...

Women and Equalities: Gender Pay Gap (26 Nov 2015)

Cat Smith: ...public sector is very good at closing the gender pay gap, in comparison with the private sector. The Resolution Foundation estimates that care workers are collectively paid 130 million below the national minimum wage because of employers’ failure to pay for travel time and deductions for essentials such as uniforms, mobile phones and petrol. What steps is the Minister taking to...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Minimum Wage (26 Nov 2015)

Emily Thornberry: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employees were identified as being paid less than the national minimum wage following HM Revenue and Customs enforcement activity in each of the last five years; and how many of those employees were compensated in full.

Royal Assent: Childcare Bill [Lords] (25 Nov 2015)

Emily Thornberry: ...not think that there is any problem with that—but the other part is—[Interruption.] I am sorry, but I am asking the Minister a question. I can say it again. The other part of the condition is “and a minimum weekly income level per parent equivalent to 16 hours (worked at the national living wage)”. Does that mean that my single parents on the Market estate, who are...

Spending Review and Autumn Statement — Statement (25 Nov 2015)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: ...we made to the British people that we would put security first—to protect our economic security by taking the difficult decisions to live within our means and bring down our debt, and to protect our national security by defending our country’s interests abroad and keeping our citizens safe at home. Economic and national security provide the foundations for everything we want to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Spending Review and Autumn Statement (25 Nov 2015)

George Osborne: Mr Speaker, I am looking forward to it. On that new measure, debt was forecast in July to be 83.6% of national income this year. Now, today, in this autumn statement, the OBR forecasts debt this year to be lower at 82.5%. It then falls every year, down to 81.7% next year, down to 79.9% in 2017-18, then down again to 77.3%, then 74.3%, reaching 71.3% in 2020-21. In every single year, the...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Low Pay: Northern Ireland (25 Nov 2015)

Ben Wallace: Tackling low pay is part of the Government's plan to move to a higher wage, lower tax and lower welfare society. 100,000 low-paid people in Northern Ireland, 13 per cent of the workforce, will directly benefit from the National Living Wage from April next year. A full-time worker on the current National Minimum Wage will be 1,200 better off as a result. The Government’s plan is...

Written Answers — Attorney General: Minimum Wage: Prosecutions (24 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 in the financial year 2010 – 2011, no employers were charged with a criminal offence for non-compliance with minimum wage legislation but one employer was...

Written Answers — Attorney General: Minimum Wage: Prosecutions (24 Nov 2015)

Robert Buckland: All cases referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for the purposes of considering a prosecution for an offence contrary to national minimum wage legislation, are dealt with by the Specialist Fraud Division. The number of people dealing with such cases at any given time depends on the number of cases received and how they are allocated.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Employment Tribunals Service (24 Nov 2015)

Shailesh Vara: Information about the number of claims accepted by the Employment Tribunal relating to non-payment of wages and non-compliance with minimum wage legislation, and those upheld, can be located under the National Minimum Wage and Unauthorised Deductions jurisdiction, found at: cs Information relating to the number of claimants who have...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage: EU Countries (24 Nov 2015)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: In the Low Pay Commission’s National Minimum Wage Report 2015, Appendix 3 outlines details of 2014 adult minimum wage rates in 12 comparator countries, including EU member states. Minimum wages vary in level and structure between countries given the context of their economic and labour market conditions. These comparisons are broken down in the table below. Comparison of Adult Minimum...

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...

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