The Inland Revenue enforce the minimum wage on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The following table gives details of the funding the DTI has provided the Revenue in each year since the introduction of the minimum wage in April 1999.
|1999–2000||3.5 plus 1.9 start-up costs|
Funding in the first two years did not cover overheads, including accommodation costs. Three new compliance teams were established in 2002–03, as were a number of local enforcement pilot projects to help improve compliance with the minimum wage.