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

Lord Nash: ...for 30 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...

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.

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)

Sajid Javid: Increasing the National Living Wage (NLW) for workers aged 25 and over to £17.50 in 2020 would represent an increase of 143% on the current NLW (£7.20) and of 94% on the current forecasted NLW of £9.00 by 2020. Based on an underlying assumption that the wage distribution from April 2015 grows in line with the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) average earnings forecast made...

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

David Cameron: ...democracy is a 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...

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

Damian Hinds: ...to keep more of 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...

Wales Bill: Legislative competence (11 Jul 2016)

Lindsay Hoyle: ...Sub-paragraph (1) does not affect the reservation by paragraph 1 of the requirements of section 90B(5) to (8).” This amendment is consequential on new Clause (The Crown Estate) which would transfer executive and legislative competence of the Crown Estate in Wales to the Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales. Amendment 6,†page†41,†line†30 , at end...

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

David Cameron: ...in Baghdad and Medina, and also in Istanbul. On the issue of what has happened in our coalfield communities in order to see new jobs and new investment, we have made sure that there is not only a minimum wage, but now a national living wage. The Leader of the Opposition talks about one colliery. I very recently visited the site of the Grimethorpe colliery; there is now one business...

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...

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

Nicholas Boles: The Government 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.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Young People: Minimum Wage (4 Jul 2016)

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he plans to raise the rate of the national minimum wage for people under 25 to the rate of the national living wage.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Social Services: Minimum Wage (1 Jul 2016)

Paul Blomfield: ...Answer of 1 March 2016 to Question 25631, whether HM Revenue and Customs has completed its investigations into the six social care companies; and what recent assessment he has made of the extent of National Minimum Wage compliance in the social care sector.

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Personal allowance for 2017-18 (30 Jun 2016)

David Gauke: ...out of paying income tax altogether. The Government want to go further by increasing the personal allowance to £12,500 by the end of the Parliament and by ensuring that no one working 30 hours a week on the national minimum wage pays any income tax at all. Clause 3 marks another significant step towards our meeting those commitments by raising the personal allowance from £11,000...

Zero-hours Contracts - Question for Short Debate (29 Jun 2016)

the Earl of Courtown: ...over the long term. The Immigration Act 2016 creates a new Director of Labour Market Enforcement, who will be responsible for overseeing and setting priorities for the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate, national minimum wage enforcement and the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, bringing better co-ordination. The right reverend Prelate and the noble Lord, Lord Whitty, mentioned rogue...

Uk Economy (29 Jun 2016)

Wes Streeting: ...is a risk, under not just the current Government but the next Prime Minister, that the future will be about a race to the bottom, further casualisation of labour—a race to the bottom in terms of wages and terms and conditions —because outside the protection of the single market that is the only way for this country to profit in the way those at the top of society want. That...

Bills Presented: National Minimum Wage (Workplace Internships) Bill (29 Jun 2016)

National Minimum Wage (Workplace Internships) Bill

Scottish Parliament: Gender and the Workplace (29 Jun 2016)

Alex Rowley: .... I am pleased that the minister has said that he will accept Labour’s amendment. On the Conservative Party’s amendment, we need to stop confusing the increase that George Osborne made to the minimum wage with a real living wage. That creates confusion; the two are not the same thing. In its briefing for the debate, close the gap talks about the education and skills pipeline....


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