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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Minimum Wage: Enforcement remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many HM Revenue and Customs staff worked on national minimum wage enforcement in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 219989 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-30more like thismore than 2015-01-30
answer text <p>The Government takes the enforcement of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) very seriously. HMRC review every complaint that is referred to them by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline. In addition, HMRC undertake targeted enforcement on employers across the United Kingdom who are more likely to be not paying NMW.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Those employed by HMRC undertaking work on NMW are detailed in the table below. Staff across HMRC contribute to enforcing NMW, including people who work in legal advice, debt management, technical support and criminal investigation amongst others, but HMRC does not record specific numbers of those staff involved beyond those identified below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Staff in Post</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>149</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>154</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>159</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>162</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>173</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>181</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC does not hold information on the issue date of Notices of Underpayment. Our management information for all NMW cases records investigation time taken until final closure.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
grouped question UIN 219984 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-30T13:50:21.863Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-30T13:50:21.863Z
answering member
1529
label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
172433
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Minimum Wage: Enforcement remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average time between a national minimum wage infringement first being reported and the issue of the resulting Notice of Underpayment was in the last year for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 219984 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-30more like thismore than 2015-01-30
answer text <p>The Government takes the enforcement of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) very seriously. HMRC review every complaint that is referred to them by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline. In addition, HMRC undertake targeted enforcement on employers across the United Kingdom who are more likely to be not paying NMW.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Those employed by HMRC undertaking work on NMW are detailed in the table below. Staff across HMRC contribute to enforcing NMW, including people who work in legal advice, debt management, technical support and criminal investigation amongst others, but HMRC does not record specific numbers of those staff involved beyond those identified below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Staff in Post</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>149</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>154</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>159</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>162</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>173</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>181</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC does not hold information on the issue date of Notices of Underpayment. Our management information for all NMW cases records investigation time taken until final closure.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
grouped question UIN 219989 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-30T13:50:22.133Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-30T13:50:22.133Z
answering member
1529
label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
447180
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
hansard heading Minimum Wage: Enforcement remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2015 to Question 16853, what responsibilities were allocated to the additional staff added to national minimum wage enforcement teams in 2015-16. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 23900 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
answer text <p>The Government is committed to increasing compliance with minimum wage legislation and effective enforcement of it. Everyone who is entitled to the minimum wage should receive it.</p><br /><p>Employers who pay workers less than the minimum wage not only have to pay arrears of wages at current minimum wage rates but also face financial penalties of up to £20,000 per underpaid worker. A further increase in penalties will come into force in April 2016 and will increase the penalty percentage from 100% to 200% of the underpayments owed to each worker, up to the existing maximum.</p><br /><p>The extra funding was allocated in two tranches. The first of £3 million has been used by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to recruit additional staff primarily into front line compliance posts to increase the scope and coverage of interventions aimed at identifying employers who do not pay the minimum wage.</p><br /><p>The second tranche of £1 million has been used to appoint staff into new roles specifically geared to promoting compliance with the National Minimum Wage, through education and support for employers, helping workers to understand their rights, and tackling serious non-compliance where deliberate behaviour is suspected.</p><br /><p>Staff across HMRC contribute to enforcing National Minimum Wage, including people who work in legal advice, debt management, technical support and criminal investigation. However, HMRC does not record the specific numbers of those staff involved beyond those identified in UIN 16853.</p><br /><p>HMRC does not breakdown the overall budget allocated into specific activities. For details of the overall budget in 2015/16, I refer the honourable member back to the answer provided at UIN 16853. Funding allocations for 2016/17 onwards have yet to be confirmed.</p><br />
answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham more like this
answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
grouped question UIN
23996 more like this
24079 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-28T15:20:48.413Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-28T15:20:48.413Z
answering member
1526
label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
447330
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
hansard heading Minimum Wage: Enforcement remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding has been allocated for national minimum wage enforcement activity within his Department from 2015-16. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 23996 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
answer text <p>The Government is committed to increasing compliance with minimum wage legislation and effective enforcement of it. Everyone who is entitled to the minimum wage should receive it.</p><br /><p>Employers who pay workers less than the minimum wage not only have to pay arrears of wages at current minimum wage rates but also face financial penalties of up to £20,000 per underpaid worker. A further increase in penalties will come into force in April 2016 and will increase the penalty percentage from 100% to 200% of the underpayments owed to each worker, up to the existing maximum.</p><br /><p>The extra funding was allocated in two tranches. The first of £3 million has been used by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to recruit additional staff primarily into front line compliance posts to increase the scope and coverage of interventions aimed at identifying employers who do not pay the minimum wage.</p><br /><p>The second tranche of £1 million has been used to appoint staff into new roles specifically geared to promoting compliance with the National Minimum Wage, through education and support for employers, helping workers to understand their rights, and tackling serious non-compliance where deliberate behaviour is suspected.</p><br /><p>Staff across HMRC contribute to enforcing National Minimum Wage, including people who work in legal advice, debt management, technical support and criminal investigation. However, HMRC does not record the specific numbers of those staff involved beyond those identified in UIN 16853.</p><br /><p>HMRC does not breakdown the overall budget allocated into specific activities. For details of the overall budget in 2015/16, I refer the honourable member back to the answer provided at UIN 16853. Funding allocations for 2016/17 onwards have yet to be confirmed.</p><br />
answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham more like this
answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
grouped question UIN
23900 more like this
24079 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-28T15:20:48.487Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-28T15:20:48.487Z
answering member
1526
label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
447332
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
hansard heading Minimum Wage: Enforcement remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2015 to Question 16853, how the additional £4 million allocated for national minimum wage enforcement was allocated within national minimum wage enforcement activity. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 24079 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
answer text <p>The Government is committed to increasing compliance with minimum wage legislation and effective enforcement of it. Everyone who is entitled to the minimum wage should receive it.</p><br /><p>Employers who pay workers less than the minimum wage not only have to pay arrears of wages at current minimum wage rates but also face financial penalties of up to £20,000 per underpaid worker. A further increase in penalties will come into force in April 2016 and will increase the penalty percentage from 100% to 200% of the underpayments owed to each worker, up to the existing maximum.</p><br /><p>The extra funding was allocated in two tranches. The first of £3 million has been used by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to recruit additional staff primarily into front line compliance posts to increase the scope and coverage of interventions aimed at identifying employers who do not pay the minimum wage.</p><br /><p>The second tranche of £1 million has been used to appoint staff into new roles specifically geared to promoting compliance with the National Minimum Wage, through education and support for employers, helping workers to understand their rights, and tackling serious non-compliance where deliberate behaviour is suspected.</p><br /><p>Staff across HMRC contribute to enforcing National Minimum Wage, including people who work in legal advice, debt management, technical support and criminal investigation. However, HMRC does not record the specific numbers of those staff involved beyond those identified in UIN 16853.</p><br /><p>HMRC does not breakdown the overall budget allocated into specific activities. For details of the overall budget in 2015/16, I refer the honourable member back to the answer provided at UIN 16853. Funding allocations for 2016/17 onwards have yet to be confirmed.</p><br />
answering member constituency Chelsea and Fulham more like this
answering member printed Greg Hands more like this
grouped question UIN
23900 more like this
23996 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-28T15:20:48.567Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-28T15:20:48.567Z
answering member
1526
label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
451703
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
answering body
HM Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
hansard heading Minimum Wage: Enforcement remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the press release of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of 5 February 2016, entitled New National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed, for what reasons HM Revenue and Customs did not seek to prosecute Total Security Services Limited for non-payment of minimum wage arrears. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 26430 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-02-17more like thismore than 2016-02-17
answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs cannot comment on the affairs of individual employers. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills set out how the Government operates civil and criminal enforcement of National Minimum Wage, which can be accessed by the link below:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/enforcing-national-minimum-wage-law" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/enforcing-national-minimum-wage-law</a></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-02-17T10:00:19.83Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-17T10:00:19.83Z
answering member
1529
label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
454031
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Minimum Wage: Enforcement remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether employers named and shamed by his Department on 5 February 2016 for non-payment of the national minimum wage and found to be owing arrears to a select number of employees subsequently had their whole workforce investigated by HM Revenue and Customs to ascertain if the same practice applied to all other workers employed. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 28094 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-03-02more like thismore than 2016-03-02
answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) fully investigate all worker complaints and where they identify arrears of pay, issue a Notice of Underpayment to recover arrears for the complainant. Since 2015, HMRC have also instructed the employer to &quot;self-correct&quot; for all other workers and report the details to HMRC. An assurance process is in place to make sure employers have fully self-corrected. If they do not, and HMRC believes other workers are likely to have been underpaid, the employer will be investigated again.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC are unable to provide an exact figure for how many of the 92 employers have been investigated beyond the original complaint. The information is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-03-02T17:30:19.007Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-02T17:30:19.007Z
answering member
3995
label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
457709
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-03-04more like thismore than 2016-03-04
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Minimum Wage: Enforcement remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2016 to Question 28094, on minimum wage: enforcement, if he will provide details of the assurance process used to make sure that employers who have been found to be non-compliant with the national minimum wage have fully self-corrected their pay system and paid all workers any national minimum wage arrears that they are owed. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 29823 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-03-09more like thismore than 2016-03-09
answer text <p>The assurance process involves Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) performing a sample check that arrears have been paid to workers under self-correction. Workers are selected and contacted by telephone and correspondence to confirm that they have received the arrears they are owed, and the amount that the employer has reported. If HMRC do not receive a self-correction report from the employer they will remind the company and then follow up with an unannounced visit, where appropriate. If HMRC has concerns following the above processes then an investigation is re-opened.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-03-09T15:11:27.347Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-09T15:11:27.347Z
answering member
3995
label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
715055
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-03-29more like thismore than 2017-03-29
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Minimum Wage: Enforcement remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text 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. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
uin 69835 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
answer text <p>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.</p><p>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.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-04-24T09:09:13.573Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-24T09:09:13.573Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4058
label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
785172
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Minimum Wage: Enforcement remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will place a copy in the Library of the service level agreement between his Department and the HM Revenue and Customs National Minimum Wage Enforcement Team. more like this
tabling member constituency Easington more like this
tabling member printed
Grahame Morris more like this
uin 111716 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-11-15more like thismore than 2017-11-15
answer text <p>The Government publishes detail on the enforcement policy HMRC delivers here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/enforcing-national-minimum-wage-law" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/enforcing-national-minimum-wage-law</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also published detail on HMRC’s work in enforcing the NMW here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-minimum-wage-government-evidence-to-the-low-pay-commission-on-compliance-and-enforcement-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-minimum-wage-government-evidence-to-the-low-pay-commission-on-compliance-and-enforcement-2017</a>.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-11-15T09:15:22.117Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-15T09:15:22.117Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
3973
label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this