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Backbench Business: Devolution and the Union (20 November 2014)

Angus Robertson: We are respectful of the Smith process and I await the outcome of the commission. I look forward with great optimism to its proposals being those for which we would all wish. Scotland should get the financial benefits as well as having the tools to manage the risks of its new responsibilities, and the Scottish Government’s responsibility for all welfare policy and administration should...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage/Living Wage (20 November 2014) See 11 other results from this debate

Diana Johnson: What steps the Government are taking to (a) enforce payment of the minimum wage and (b) encourage firms to pay the living wage.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprenticeships (20 November 2014)

Nicholas Boles: Of course the hon. Gentleman is right, which is why we introduced the apprenticeship minimum wage, which did not exist until we did so, but he is also right that we need to make sure that the level is fair. Nevertheless, the chief value of an apprenticeship for the young person is the training and the preparation it gives them to create a career, so we need to strike the right balance: we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Salary Deductions (Toilet Breaks) (20 November 2014)

Jo Swinson: Absolutely: workers have rights to rest breaks, which there is a requirement for under law, and if deductions are made from pay, they have to be very clearly outlined—and if they take somebody below the national minimum wage, the employer could find themselves in breach of that law. I very much encourage the hon. Lady’s constituent to seek advice from the pay and work rights...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (20 November 2014)

Jo Swinson: In the financial year 2012-13, the number of permanent members of staff employed in the Employment Agency Standards (EAS) inspectorate was 16, all based in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). At the beginning of the financial year 2013-14, there were 12 permanent members of staff working in EAS in BIS. In November 2013, nine permanent staff went on loan to HMRC to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Minimum Wage (20 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Jopling: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 29 October (HL 2219), whether they have any plans to amend the minimum wage legislation to include interns and others not currently covered by it including those subject to the terms of the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975.

National Health Service and Care Sector Workers (Credit Union and High Cost Credit): Part 1A — Holding an interest in a company etc (19 November 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Bill Esterson: The Bill has the words “Small Business” firmly in the title, but the measures it introduces also cover employment. We did not discuss what the hon. Member for Huntingdon (Mr Djanogly) talked about at all, but a strong theme running through much of what we did talk about was the insecurity that is endemic in our society today, whether for small businesses or in employment. The...

Income Tax — Question (19 November 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Lord Newby: My Lords, paying the living wage is something that the Government support but, as we have discussed before in your Lordships’ House, there is a balance between rising wages and unemployment. That is the basis on which the minimum wage is set. I gave an example from the Dispatch Box the last time we discussed this: having spoken to people working in the textile industry in Leicester,...

National Health Service and Care Sector Workers (Credit Union and High Cost Credit): Clause 144 — Amount of financial penalty for underpayment of national minimum wage (19 November 2014) See 27 other results from this debate

Ian Murray: I am grateful to the Minister for answering some of the questions but, on amendment 8, it is not clear that the Low Pay Commission has the remit to look at enforcement of the national minimum wage to ensure that that is working properly; to ensure that the financial penalties are a deterrent; and to ensure that there is a greater link with the living wage. Therefore, I would like to test the...

National Health Service and Care Sector Workers (Credit Union and High Cost Credit) (19 November 2014)

Gareth Thomas: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State to promote membership of a credit union for staff employed by the NHS, other care sector workers, and family members who live in the same household; to facilitate payroll deductions for staff employed by the NHS and other care sector workers who are members of credit unions and to report regularly to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (19 November 2014)

David Cameron: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. What we have seen in the last year is the biggest fall in unemployment since records began. We have more people in work in our country than ever before in our history. We have seen the first rise in the minimum wage ahead of inflation since Labour’s disastrous recession, and today we are taking further steps by banning exclusivity in zero-hours...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Social Services: Pay (19 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Paul Blomfield: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the contribution of 5 November 2014 by the Minister of State in his Department, Official Report, column 240WH, on care workers, when the themed work on minimum wage enforcement in the care sector will start.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Carer’s Allowance (19 November 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Baroness Sherlock: ...date. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in receipt of Carer's Allowance also received Working Tax Credit in (1) 2013–14, and (2) 2014–15 to date. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of people who were previously in receipt of Carer's Allowance and work 16 hours per week but lost that entitlement as a result of the...

Local Authorities: Funding — Question (18 November 2014)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: My Lords, zero-hours contracts are not always a bad thing and they suit certain people, but, certainly, anybody who is working for a local authority needs to be on the minimum wage.

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill — [1st Allocated Day] (18 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Angus MacNeil: The hon. Gentleman hit the nail on the head when he called this a matter of fairness. Whether it is zero-hours contracts, the minimum wage or, as we saw on “Dispatches” last night, the fact that the 3,000 top earners in the UK earn as much as the bottom 9 million, we are talking about the abuse of economic muscle. My concern is that the contract models used in England are rolling...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Apprenticeships (Child Benefit and Tax Credit Entitlement) (Research) (18 November 2014)

Jesse Norman: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for a programme of research into the costs and benefits of extending eligibility for Child Benefit and Tax Credit entitlement to young people completing apprenticeships; and for connected purposes. The Government have made excellent progress over the past four years in increasing the take-up of apprenticeships. Across England,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Topical Questions (18 November 2014)

Nicholas Clegg: Say that to the fact that there are now more women in work than ever before. Say that to the fact that youth unemployment is lower than it was when we inherited the economy from the right hon. and learned Lady. Say that to the fact that we are now days away from being able to confirm that 2 million new apprenticeships are being formed under this Government—twice as many as under the...

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