Public Sector: Living Wage

Department for Business and Trade written question – answered at on 22 June 2023.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, whether she has plans to ensure every public sector employee receives at least the Living Wage.

Photo of Kevin Hollinrake Kevin Hollinrake Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade)

All employers, including the public sector, are responsible for paying the correct minimum wage to their staff. The vast majority of responsible employers make sure they get it right.

The Government takes enforcing the minimum wage seriously. We are clear that anyone entitled to be paid the minimum wage should receive it and take robust enforcement action against employers who do not pay their staff correctly.

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