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Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (25 Jul 2016)

Lord Nash: ...hours of free childcare under the Childcare Act 2016 in the same way as other working households. They will need to be earning the equivalent of 16 hours work per week at the apprentice national minimum wage rate. The national minimum wage rates are set out at the GOV.UK website. Apprentices will need to meet the other eligibility criteria in addition to the minimum earnings...

Backbench Business: Summer Adjournment (21 Jul 2016)

Siobhain McDonagh: ...in the growing prosperity of others. And they are right. Unemployment may be down according to certain definitions, but poverty certainly is not. For one of the first times in UK history, low wages mean most of Britain’s poor families are in working households. The Institute for Fiscal Studies has found that two thirds of children living in absolute poverty have at least one parent...

School Funding: Business of the House (21 Jul 2016)

David Winnick: In view of what the Leader of the House said earlier, may I remind him that it was a Labour Government who introduced the national minimum wage against strenuous Tory opposition? I remember it well because I voted for the change. In view of the further situation in Turkey—the state of emergency, the thousands more teachers, academics, judges, journalists who are now being suspended...

Civil Proceedings, First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Employment Tribunals Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 - Motion to Approve (20 Jul 2016)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: ...court. As your Lordships have heard, last month the House of Commons Justice Committee reported how fees in employment tribunal cases had led to a “startling drop” of cases brought, by 67%. That includes a decline in claims for breaches of the working time directive, unauthorised deductions from wages, unfair dismissal, equal pay, sex discrimination—the list goes on. Fees...

Charter for Budget Responsibility (20 Jul 2016)

John Martin McDonnell: ...is sound. Until we obtain a fiscal rule that reflects the reality of our economy and our future, we will not return to the dynamism that is needed to restore growth and to ensure that we have wages and jobs that are beneficial to the community overall rather than the low paid and insecure work that we have at the moment. Let me press on, because I do not want to strain your patience, Madam...

Student Loans Agreement — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (18 Jul 2016)

Helen Jones: ...Northamptonshire (Andrea Leadsom), who wanted to get rid of all restrictions on small firms—that was before she was given the revolver and the bottle of whisky. In 2012, she said: “I envisage there being absolutely no regulation whatsoever—no minimum wage, no maternity or paternity rights, no unfair dismissal rights, no pension rights—for the smallest...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Minimum Wage (18 Jul 2016)

Catherine West: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many prosecutions have been brought against companies which have failed to pay the national minimum wage in each of the last five years.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions (18 Jul 2016)

David Davies: The Minister will be aware that some people who provide social care are booked to do just a few minutes at each job and spend much of the day travelling at their own expense. This does not breach minimum wage legislation, but does the Minister agree that it is none the less wrong and that we should try to address it?

Poverty - Motion to Take Note (14 Jul 2016)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford: ...between the well-qualified who hold down professional and managerial jobs and those with low or no educational qualifications who move in and out of low-paid jobs, often on zero-hours contracts and earning the minimum wage. Many call it the “hour- glass economy” and it helps to explain the phenomenon we see these days of poverty among those who are fully employed. As I think...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage: Prosecutions (14 Jul 2016)

James Heappey: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if his Department will undertake an assessment of the potential effect on business of introducing a minimum wage of £17.50 per hour.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Jul 2016)

David Cameron: ...splendid thing—I have to agree with him about that. Let me answer very directly on exploitation in the workplace. It is this Government that, for the first time, has introduced a national living wage—that is a huge change. It is this Government that has massively increased the power of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority. There are record fines for businesses that do not pay...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Poverty (13 Jul 2016)

Damian Hinds: ...what they earn. We are also introducing Universal Credit which is designed to reduce poverty, ensure work pays and strengthen incentives to progress in work. We have introduced the National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and above, representing a pay rise of £900 this year for a full time workers on the minimum wage. The Government is also providing additional support for...

Wales Bill: Legislative competence (11 Jul 2016)

Lindsay Hoyle: ...age benefits to be replaced by Universal credit, and any benefit introduced to replace Universal credit. Amendment 101,†page†61,†line†21, at end insert— “Benefits entitlement to which, or the purposes of which, are the same as or similar to those of any of the following benefits— (a) guardian’s allowance under section 77 of the Social Security...

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (6 Jul 2016)

Baroness O'Loan: ...were young people who have lost hope in the future because of the place to which our society has come. Their concern is real. Many of them with university degrees cannot get work. They must work in minimum wage jobs for years. The society that we have constructed has enabled the greater division of assets, bringing so much more to the wealthy and so much less to those who have little....

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Jul 2016)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...thousands of workers in skilled, well-paid unionised jobs digging coal. Today thousands of people work on the same site, the vast majority on zero-hours contracts, with no union recognition, where the minimum wage is not even paid. Does Shirebrook not sum up “Agency Britain”?

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Jul 2016)

Baroness Walmsley: ...of knowing that the UK wants to keep them here, contributing to our care and to our economy. What about the thousands working on very low pay in our social care sector, caring for the old and vulnerable and putting up with minimum wages for doing a very difficult job? It is time that the Government took the initiative and said that these EU citizens will be allowed to stay if ever the UK...

Courts and Tribunals Fees (4 Jul 2016)

Richard Burgon: ...;Customer, please enter your credit card details”. That made me sick to my stomach. Are we saying that people attempting to assert their statutory rights, such as the statutory right to be paid the national minimum wage and the statutory right not to be discriminated against at work on grounds of gender, sexuality, religious belief or disability, are reduced to being consumers or...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Work Experience (4 Jul 2016)

Nicholas Boles: ...has no current plans to quantify the number of paid and unpaid interns. There is no legal definition of an intern, but all those who qualify as ‘workers’ are entitled to the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage.


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