Ferries: Minimum Wage

Department for Transport written question – answered on 31st July 2019.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to require UK registered ferry operators to pay the Minimum Wage to all employees.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

I have proposed, subject to Parliamentary time, amending legislation be made in autumn that will extend the Minimum Wage to all seafarers working domestically in the UK and this will include all ferries that are working domestic routes in the UK.

The amending legislation will be subject to the affirmative process and it is expected to enter into force in April 2020. This will align with the annual amendment to the minimum wage rates and should simplify the administrative processes for industry.

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