Employment Agency Standard Inspectorate Budget
Number of Full Time Equivalent Staff
*Recruitment for additional EAS Inspectors is ongoing.
In 2018/19, BEIS is funding over £27million of labour market enforcement. In addition to the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate, BEIS have increased resources to HMRC to enforce the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage. Funding rose to £25.3 million in 2017/18 (from £20 million in 2016/17), where HMRC identified a record £15.6 million in minimum wage arrears for over 200,000 workers. HMRC’s enforcement budget for 2018/19 now stands at £26.3 million”
As part of the Good Work Plan, the Government has committed to extend state enforcement for vulnerable workers to cover holiday pay and will bring forward proposals for a single labour market enforcement body.