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Baroness Altmann: The recent IFS report is positive about the Government’s new approach to tackling the root causes of poverty: they said that “focusing on a broad range of inputs into life chances and causes of poverty is sensible.” They also add that “family worklessness certainly is a sensible thing to track if one wants to reduce the prevalence of low living standards.” This...
Chris Law: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2015 to Question 2952, if he will make it his policy to secure accredited Living Wage Employer status for his Department from the Living Wage Foundation.
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.
Baroness Hollins: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what adjustments are anticipated to personalised budgets for vulnerable people in order to allow them to pay personal assistants and carers the proposed National Living Wage.
Baroness Neville-Rolfe: The following occupations are exempted under Part 6 of the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 from being paid National Minimum Wage: · self-employed people running their own business · company directors · volunteers or voluntary workers · workers on a government employment programme, e.g. the Work Programme · family members of the employer living in the...
Lord Taylor of Warwick: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on small businesses of the new national living wage.
Louise Haigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he plans for the National Living Wage announced in his Summer Budget 2015 to apply to apprentices over the age of 25.
Clive Betts: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the additional annual costs to councils of paying the National Living Wage to care workers employed by private firms to provide adult social care services for local authorities from April 2016.
Lord Warner: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the additional costs to local authority budgets for adult social care incurred owing to payment of the national living wage will be regarded as a new burden on local authorities; and whether they plan to provide for any such additional costs in the annual local government financial settlement for 2016–17 and subsequent financial years.
Lord Jopling: To ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) whether they will list the categories of employed people who are not remunerated, including Ministers, who are exempted from the provisions of the minimum wage legislation, and (2) whether unpaid Ministers will qualify for the proposed living wage.
Lord Kennedy of Southwark: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the net financial effect on a lone parent working 16 hours a week of the new proposed living wage and the reductions in tax credits in 2016–17.
Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the announced National Living Wage from April 2016, what additional costs there will be in the next 12 months for social care providers.
Lord O'Neill of Gatley: My Lords, we have had a remarkably high standard of debate here this evening. I was encouraged to make that remark but, in all sincerity, I really appreciate the comments that all Members of the House have made this evening. My own maiden speech coincided with that of my good friend the noble Lord, Lord King, and I recall his comment that the general standard of discussion in this House was...
Damian Hinds: It is a pleasure to close this wide-ranging and lively debate. The right hon. Member for Gordon (Alex Salmond) reminded us, in a timely intervention, that it could have gone to any hour, but in the event it was not to be. We were helped in our timeliness by the Labour party. It has only been a short week so far, but it has not been a great week for Labour unity. Nevertheless, it has...
Simon Burns: The summer Budget took clear steps towards the delivery of a higher-wage, lower-tax, lower-benefits society, with the new national living wage as the centrepiece. Does that not clearly demonstrate that the Conservatives are the natural party for hard-working people and their families?
Damian Hinds: The hon. Lady highlights an important point and agrees, I think, with the analysis of Alistair Darling who said that an unintended consequence of the tax credit system was that it would end up making that subsidy in this way. We are introducing the national living wage. For someone working full-time, that will be worth £5,200 more in cash terms by the end of the Parliament.
George Osborne: Let me give the hon. Gentleman a figure: 200,000 workers in Scotland will gain from the new national living wage, which is 9% of the workforce. The Budget is offering people in Scotland and across the United Kingdom higher wages, lower taxes and, yes, lower welfare, as part of a new contract whereby this country lives within its means. That is one reason why jobs are being created in Scotland.
Priti Patel: The factors driving Food Bank use are many and complex – as the All Party Parliamentary Group report recognised. We know that work is the best route out of poverty, which is why we are introducing a living wage and bringing forward reforms to ensure work always pays.
Chris Law: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2015 to Question 2952, if she will make it her policy to secure accredited Living Wage Employer status for her Department from the Living Wage Foundation.
Chris Law: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2015 to Question 2952, if he will make it his policy to secure accredited Living Wage Employer status for his Department from the Living Wage Foundation.