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Scottish Parliament: Employment (30 Sep 2015)

Roseanna Cunningham: ...Baillie gave us an interesting tour of cross-portfolio issues in a speech that sounded a bit more like a belated leadership bid, but at least she said one true thing—she is “genuinely confused”. The Scottish Government’s programme for government sets out a clear vision for employment in Scotland in which fair work improves people’s lives and strengthens...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Syrian Humanitarian Crisis (22 Sep 2015)

David McNarry: I, too, welcome Andy Allen's contribution in his maiden speech. I also welcome it because I noted the criticism of the EU countries in the debate. I welcome that criticism because it is likely to impact on our exiting the EU in next year's referendum. In this debate, we enter the realms of a definition. We have been here before with definitions, and here we have the definition of the word...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Social Services: Pay (22 Sep 2015)

David Gauke: The government takes enforcement of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) very seriously. Anyone who feels they have been underpaid NMW should contact the Acas helpline on 0300 123 1100. HMRC review all complaints referred to them. HMRC maintain data of arrears recovered and actively pursue recovery through the civil courts where this is not paid. It is not government policy to provide...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Minimum Wage (22 Sep 2015)

Lord Beecham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff are employed by HM Revenue and Customs to enforce the national minimum wage; how many cases have been brought since 7 May 2014 in respect of alleged failure to pay the national minimum wage; and what is the total amount of fines (1) imposed, and (2) collected, since 7 May 2014 in respect of cases of failure to pay the national minimum wage.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Staff (21 Sep 2015)

Paul Blomfield: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many permanent staff members are employed by HM Revenue and Customs to undertake national minimum wage inspection activity.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (18 Sep 2015)

Paul Blomfield: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer to Question 8779 of 10 September 2015, how many employers have participated in HM Revenue and Custom's new national minimum wage campaign to date.

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 9 - Increased nil-rate band where home inherited by descendants (17 Sep 2015)

Barbara Keeley: I am afraid I am not at all convinced, but perhaps that is no surprise. Clauses 9 and 10 bring into force the nil-rate band for inheritance tax, allowing parents to pass on a house to direct descendants, as defined by the Government’s amendments, worth up to 1 million free of inheritance tax. This legislation is extremely technical, running to more than 400 lines and representing...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 6 - Basic rate limit from 2016 (17 Sep 2015)

Barbara Keeley: I note the Minister’s point about the comments of Back-Bench MPs, but as I said earlier, all parties in the House have Members who do not share the views of those on the Front Bench. That is the way it is, and I could certainly quote all kinds of thing that have been said by Conservative Members on matters dear to my heart. Clause 6 sets the income tax basic rate limit for the 2016-17...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 3 - Personal allowance and national minimum wage (17 Sep 2015)

David Gauke: From what the hon. Lady said, I take it that she welcomes the significant further increases in the personal allowance. We have come a long way from the days when it was just 6,475, and I am glad we have made that progress. I am pleased that she appears to accept the principle of linking the personal allowance to the national minimum wage. I hope she recognises that the reforms we are...

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Clause 4 - Workless households and educational attainment: reporting obligations (17 Sep 2015)

This ensures that the Government must produce a life chances strategy for England. The amendment is tabled in the name of my hon. Friend the Member for Redcar, who is unable to be here because she is speaking in a debate on steel, which is a massive issue for her. She has kindly provided some speaking notes for me. The Bill is a disgrace. It seeks to repeal some of the most noble and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Summer Budget 2015 (16 Sep 2015)

Nia Griffith: The Prime Minister repeatedly promised before the election not to cut child tax credits, so will the Secretary of State explain to the 250,000 families in Wales who are losing an average of 1,000 a year, 90% of which will not be recouped by the rise in the minimum wage, just why his Conservative Government are breaking that promise? By reducing work incentives and hitting low-income...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (16 Sep 2015)

David Cameron: What we need is a country where work genuinely pays, and that is why what our proposals do is reform welfare, but at the same time bring in a national living wage which will mean that anyone on the lowest rate of pay will get a 20-a-week pay rise next year. That is why the figures show that a family— [Interruption.] I thought that this was the new Question Time. I am not sure...

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

Nicholas Boles: The new National Living Wage (NLW) is an essential part of moving to a higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare society; it ensures that work pays, and reduces reliance on the State topping up wages through the benefits system. For younger workers, the priority is to secure work and gain experience - something that is already reflected in the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate structure where...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future, Democracy and Devolution (16 Sep 2015)

Annabel Goldie: As ever, that was an adroit and gallant attempt by the cabinet secretary to exculpate himself. In fairness to Mr Swinney, I say that I of course understand that, from the Scottish National Party’s perspective, the Smith agreement does not bring forward proposals for independence for Scotland, but that was never the job of the Smith commission. The referendum endorsed...

National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill (Programme): Tax Credits (15 Sep 2015)

Alistair Carmichael: It is unfortunate that we have only 90 minutes to debate the regulations, but it is absolutely right that we should debate them on the Floor of the House. The right hon. Member for Birkenhead (Frank Field) has done us a great service in bringing this matter to the Floor of the House. It is worth reflecting, however, that the reason why there is not more public outrage about the proposed...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Childcare: Fermanagh/South Tyrone (15 Sep 2015)

Phil Flanagan: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I commend Bronwyn for securing the debate. The lack of childcare is one of the biggest barriers facing parents across Fermanagh and South Tyrone in entering or re-entering the workplace after having children. That is particularly so in dispersed rural communities, where the number of children is not always there to justify financially a private...

Child Poverty — [Mr Gerald Howarth in the Chair] (15 Sep 2015)

Kate Green: The hon. Gentleman made a useful contribution on the poverty premium: that the poor pay more for the basics. He now adds another important dimension: that lack of income means that the poorest in our society are unable to afford to have the quality of life that protects health, wellbeing and social participation. The critique of measures on which the Government are relying to underpin their...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (15 Sep 2015)

Matt Warman: Many of my constituents are employed on the minimum wage, with an average salary of 15,000 in Boston and Skegness. Has the Minister made an assessment of what impact the national living wage will have on my constituency?

Public Bill Committee: Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Examination of Witnesses (15 Sep 2015)

Hannah Bardell: On the point about the IFS, I understand that it cannot measure child poverty, but what you are talking about is income and the effect that the cuts, versus the lift in the minimum wage, is going to have on people, which is significant. Surely a measure of income against child poverty is very important in that instance—we recognise that.

[Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] — London Black Cabs (15 Sep 2015)

Zac Goldsmith: I absolutely do not want to deny people the choice they clearly want and need in London. There is therefore no question of banning Uber, but there is a need for more clarity in the regulatory system. That is the point I will be making shortly, and I hope my right hon. Friend will intervene as I continue. I am sceptical of the five-minute rule proposal, but I hope the Government will commit to...

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