Minimum Wage: Enforcement

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 24th April 2017.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the budget is for HM Revenue and Customs national minimum wage enforcement for 2016-17.

Photo of Margot James Margot James Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

HM Revenue and Customs have a budget of £20 million to enforce the National Minimum Wage for 2016/17, up from £13m in 2015/16.

In the 2016 Autumn Statement my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a £4.3m increase, further to the £1 million already planned, bringing the enforcement budget to £25.3 million for 2017/18.

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