Pay: Wales

HM Treasury written question – answered on 1st March 2017.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Labour/Co-operative, Cardiff South and Penarth

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many firms were investigated for alleged (a) non-payment of and (b) other breaches of national minimum or living wage legislation in each local authority in Wales in the last 12 months.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The Government is determined that everyone who is entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) receives it. Anyone who feels they have been underpaid NMW or NLW should contact the Acas helpline on 0300 123 1100. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) reviews all complaints referred to the department.

HMRC does not record statistics on complaints or the outcomes of its investigations by reference to Government regions, constituencies or counties. In 2015/16, HMRC investigated 2,667 businesses, identifying £10.3m of underpaid wages for 58,080 workers.

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