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Backbench Business: Strengthening Families — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (8 Feb 2018)

Oliver Dowden: ...than 2 million new jobs have been created—that is hundreds of thousands of households where children grow up seeing their parents going out to work and having the stability and security of a wage packet. That achievement stands alongside a range of measures that we have taken—for example, we are the first Government to introduce a national living wage. We are also cutting...

Brexit and the Labour Market (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (8 Feb 2018)

Lord Liddle: ...that the only way that we could run ourselves was with a more flexible labour market. The Labour Government are owed credit for what they did to strengthen protections in the labour market through the Social Chapter and national minimum wage. We have benefited from a flexible labour market, but we now ought to be thinking about what further changes we need to make in labour market...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Minimum Wage: Non-payment (8 Feb 2018)

Mel Stride: The government are determined that everyone who is entitled to the National Minimum and National Living Wage (NMW) receives it. Anyone who feels they have been underpaid NMW should contact the Acas helpline on 0300 123 1100. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) review all complaints that are referred to them. There was one successful prosecution for NMW offences in 2017. Prosecution is reserved...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Minimum Wage (8 Feb 2018)

Lord Henley: The Government takes robust enforcement action against employers who do not pay their staff in accordance with the National Minimum Wage (NMW) regulations. The budget for enforcing the National Minimum and Living Wage has increased from £13.2 million in 2015/16 to £25.3 million for 2017/18, leading to an increase in the number of compliance officers available to investigate abuses....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Medical Equipment: Pakistan (8 Feb 2018)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...principles for suppliers in the area of labour standards and worker welfare. All suppliers are expected to adhere to these principles which address issues including child labour, forced labour, wages, working hours and health and safety. The Supplier Code of Conduct is a contractual requirement and has been part of all NHS Supply Chain Framework Agreements since 2009. It is based on the...

Scottish Parliament: Islands (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (8 Feb 2018)

David Stewart: ...of the work of Orkney Islands Council, Shetland Islands Council and Western Isles Council. Their first-class policy analysis and campaigning work on the issue was rightly recognised with a national joint campaign award. In addition, the minister has been a doughty and persistent campaigner for an islands bill—I hope that that praise from me does not ruin his political career. Why a...

Taylor Review (7 Feb 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: ...party of the worker. He is absolutely right: this Government are committed to ensuring that people get fair pay. That is why are putting a record amount—£25 million—into enforcing the living wage and the national minimum wage. As a result of that record commitment, we have seen a record £11 million of wages recovered for some of the most vulnerable and low-paid...

Free School Meals/Pupil Premium: Eligibility (6 Feb 2018)

Mohammad Yasin: ...worth a household working extra hours to earn more. Free school meals are worth £437 per child, so even for a household with a single eligible child, taking just an extra hour of work per week on the national minimum wage would mean a loss of income under the new proposals. The Children’s Society estimates that a million children will miss out on free school meals under the new...

Rail Update: Social Security (5 Feb 2018)

Debbie Abrahams: I will focus initially on the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order and then move on to the draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order. The uprating order provides for the annual uprating of social security entitlements excluded from the Government’s freeze to levels of social security enacted in the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016. As we have heard, that includes...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Gratuities (2 Feb 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: ...in relation to tipping in response to a call for evidence and a subsequent consultation. The Government is committed to ensuring all workers are paid fairly, and at least at the appropriate National Minimum Wage rate. Deductions from workers’ wages that take the wage below the National Minimum Wage rate are only permitted in exceptional circumstances set out in Government guidance...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (2 Feb 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: Parents who enter into a refuge will continue to be eligible for 30 hours like any other working parents, provided they work and earn the weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours a week at their National Minimum Wage. [1]In addition, provision is made within the Statutory Guidance for parents who have been forced to leave their home and paid employment, for example, where the parent is a victim...

Independent Radio Production - Question for Short Debate (1 Feb 2018)

Lord Berkeley of Knighton: ...informs his or her local community or county for, after tax, something like £76. I support the request made to the Minister by the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, and I shall add another one. I would like to know whether local radio staff are working for figures above, near or even below the minimum wage when the hours are properly and fairly accounted for. Let us move up the ladder and...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Minimum Wage: Non-payment (31 Jan 2018)

Mel Stride: The Government is clear that everyone who is entitled to the National Minimum and National Living Wage (NMW) should receive it. Anyone who feels they have been underpaid NMW should contact the Acas helpline on 0300 123 1100. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) review all complaints that are referred to them. HMRC is unable to provide figures on the civil actions where arrears were recovered, as...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Low-paid Workers (30 Jan 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: The national minimum wage and national living wage rates are recommended to the Government by the independent Low Pay Commission. To ensure that workers are paid fairly and that non-compliant employers are caught, the Government provide £25.3 million to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs for minimum wage enforcement —that is an increase from £13 million in 2015-16. Last...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Work Experience (29 Jan 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: ...and Development (CIPD), combined with a number of other assumptions and should be treated as indicative only. If an intern is classified as a “worker”, they are entitled to at least the National Minimum Wage from day one of their employment.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Gratuities (25 Jan 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: The Government has been clear that employers should not make unreasonable deductions from the tips their staff receive. Furthermore, guidance on the National Minimum Wage explains that income from tips can not be used to top up a worker’s pay to the National Minimum Wage. The Government consultation on tipping practices published in 2016 also explained the law on how income from tips...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Jan 2018)

Heidi Allen: The Prime Minister will know that the welcome introduction of the national minimum wage has created an as yet unresolved difficulty for the care sector, specifically relating to 24-hour care for those with significant learning difficulties. The issue is connected with sleep-in shifts and money owed to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. Will she agree to meet me, and a number of...

Rail Services (Bedfordshire): Democracy in Hong Kong (23 Jan 2018)

Catherine West: ...and individual freedoms. As we reflect on the past 20 years, it is important to pay tribute to the Hong Kong Government for the significant steps forward they have taken since handover, from minimum wage legislation to anti-corruption drives, clean water initiatives and huge investments in public infrastructure projects. As we look forward to the next 20 years, we should pause to remember...

Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Maritime Enforcement Powers: Code of Practice) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Approve (22 Jan 2018)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...with the authority of the Secretary of State for specific situations on UK ships, ships registered in the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands or overseas territories, foreign ships and ships without a nationality in UK waters. I have no issue with the code as far as it goes, but the noble Lord, Lord Paddick, has made a number of important points on which I look forward to the Minister’s...


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