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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints about non-payment of the national minimum wage HM Revenue and Customs received about how many employers in each of the last six years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 218249 remove filter
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property 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><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>HMRC does not attribute the number of any multiple complaints to individual employers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC does not record the average costs of individual types of enforcement activity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC has identified arrears of National Minimum Wage for the following numbers of workers in in each of the past six years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>2008-2009</p></td><td><p>2009-2010</p></td><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td><p>2013-2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of workers for whom arrears were identified</p></td><td><p>23,247</p></td><td><p>19,245</p></td><td><p>22,919</p></td><td><p>17,371</p></td><td><p>26,519</p></td><td><p>22,610</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The majority of employers identified as paying below the NMW will pay arrears on receipt of a formal Notice of Underpayment. Where they do not, HMRC will pursue recovery through the civil courts on behalf of the workers.</p><p> </p>------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2015-01-08T14:50:52.797Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-08T14:50:52.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this