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Housing and Planning Bill: What is a starter home? (3 May 2016)

Chloe Smith: I will speak specifically against Lords amendment 54. Local authorities should not have local discretion to apply pay to stay. I will raise a very clear example that shows the worst possible risk of local self-interest. Norwich City Council, I am sorry to report, is led by Labour, although we have elections on Thursday. The Norwich Labour party may be having a rather difficult week—the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Social Services: Minimum Wage (3 May 2016)

Paul Blomfield: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 11 April 2016 to Question 32406, if he will make it his policy that the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service collect the number of national minimum wage inquiries relating to the domiciliary care and residential care sectors.

Business of the House (28 Apr 2016)

Chris Grayling: It has been the policy of this Government, and indeed of the previous Government, to differentiate in respect of minimum and living wages when it comes to younger workers and older workers precisely because when a young worker enters the workplace the employer is making an investment decision as well as a recruitment decision. The employer takes responsibility for training and developing that...

Trade Union Bill: Ballots: 40% support requirement in important public services (27 Apr 2016)

Helen Hayes: I would like to put on record the fact that I am a member of the GMB union. It is a great pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Ilford North (Wes Streeting), whom I commend for his long-standing commitment to this issue and for his work on the Bill. Trade unions are a vital part of a free and democratic society, with a proud history of working hard on behalf of their members to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (26 Apr 2016)

Kevin Brennan: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to his oral contribution of 18 April 2016, Official Report, column 712, on the national minimum wage, how many of the employers who approached his Department and requested not to be named and shamed for breaking national minimum legislation were named and shamed.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (26 Apr 2016)

Kevin Brennan: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to his oral contribution of 18 April 2016, Official Report, column 712, on the national minimum wage, what correspondence his Department has received from employers asking not to be named and shamed for breach of the legislation in each year since that approach was implemented.

Immigration Bill: Unaccompanied Refugee Children: Relocation and Support (25 Apr 2016)

Stuart McDonald: I do not disagree with very much that the hon. Gentleman, my colleague on the Home Affairs Committee, says. I agree that other European countries must step up to the plate. The Save the Children proposal is based on a calculation of what our fair share as a European Union member would be: it was 11.5% of the total number of unaccompanied children at that time. It fully comprehends that other...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Home Care Services: Pay (25 Apr 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The Government is clear that anyone who is entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) should receive the NMW/NLW. The same rules apply on the payment of travel time for homecare workers as all other sectors in the economy. Time spent travelling directly between assignments generally counts as time worked for NMW/NLW purposes. Whether a worker is entitled to the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Home Care Services: Pay (21 Apr 2016)

Alistair Burt: It is for providers to ensure that they are complying with legislation and paying workers for the time they are legally entitled to be paid for. The Care Act 2014 is clear that local authorities should ensure that care workers are paid at least minimum wage, and are paid for travel time between appointments. We are working with local authorities and the care sector to improve social care...

Council Tax: Social Care Precept - Question (20 Apr 2016)

Lord Beecham: ..., which is suffering a cumulative loss from government cuts and cost pressures, not least in relation to social care amounting to 332 million, a 2% social care precept will raise 1.7 million. The welcome increase in the national minimum wage, which is not of course the same as the national living wage, will cost 4.5 million a year, such that over the next three years...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (20 Apr 2016)

Patrick Grady: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many businesses have been (a) charged with and (b) successfully prosecuted for non-payment of the minimum wage in each year from the minimum wage coming into force up to 2010.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices: Minimum Wage (20 Apr 2016)

Phil Boswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to paragraph 2.48 of the National Minimum Wage Low Pay Commission Report Spring 2016, Cm 9207, what assessment he has made of the potential incidence of employers hiring apprentices to avoid paying the new higher minimum wage.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Low Pay (20 Apr 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to paragraph 2.20 of the National Audit Office report, Adult Social Care in England: Overview, published in March 2014, what estimate HM Revenue and Customs has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of workers in (i) the adult social care sector and (ii) each other economic sector who were paid below the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Shipping: Pay (19 Apr 2016)

Ian Mearns: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues on convening a cross-government and stakeholder working party on the application of the national minimum wage for seafarers; and when he expects that working party to meet.

National Living Wage (18 Apr 2016)

Joan Ryan: I thank all Members for their contributions to the debate. Low-paid, hard-working employees in the UK are being sold the same lie they were sold last year. The Chancellor tells them that their lives will get easier, but from this month thousands of them know that that is not true, and that cannot be right. I hear what the Minister says, but the loophole is not being closed. He made a generous...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Shipping (18 Apr 2016)

Robert Goodwill: I refer the Hon Member to my answer of 14 April to UIN 33210 (http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-ques tions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&a mp;max=20&questiontype=AllQuestions&house=commons%2c lords&uin=33210). In addition, this Government is a signatory to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (ratification by the UK in August 2013,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (18 Apr 2016)

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that workers are not financially worse off as a result of the recent increase in the minimum wage.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Living Wage (18 Apr 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The Government published its Impact Assessment of the National Living Wage (NLW) on 7 December 2015 which included equality analysis of the policy. The NLW has provided a higher wage floor for those aged 25 and over because of the need to protect the employment prospects of younger workers. The priority for younger workers is to secure work and gain experience so they can compete in the...


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