Minimum Wage: Prosecutions

Treasury written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander Liberal Democrat, Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 28 April 2008, Official Report, columns 143-44W, on minimum wage: prosecutions, what arrangements are in place to check that employers who previously accrued minimum wage arrears are now compliant; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jane Kennedy Jane Kennedy Financial Secretary, HM Treasury

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs periodically conduct reviews of a sample of closed cases where they previously identified arrears. This review involves compliance officers revisiting employers to ensure that they are continuing to pay the minimum wage and have implemented any advice that HMRC provided in respect of record keeping.

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