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star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Tax Credit: Bolton more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been paid through working tax credits to people in Bolton North East constituency in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton North East more like this
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Mr David Crausby more like this
star this property uin 199151 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
star this property answer text <p>Table 1: Bolton North East constituency Working Tax Credit entitlement</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Tax Year</p></td><td><p>Total WTC entitlement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£19 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£18 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£1<del class="ministerial">7</del><ins class="ministerial">6</ins> million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>These figures have been rounded to the nearest £ million.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke remove filter
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less than 2014-06-12T14:42:34.88Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T14:42:34.88Z
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less than 2015-03-24T12:39:34.773Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T12:39:34.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Crausby more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits: Self-employed more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many self-employed people claimed (a) child tax credits and (b) working tax credits in each of the last 10 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 202509 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The following table is based on finalised tax credits administrative data for each financial year. The latest data available are 2012-13.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td colspan="2"><p><em>Thousands</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tax Year</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Number of families in receipt of tax credits containing at least one member identified as self-employed</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>Families benefitting from both WTC and CTC</p></td><td><p>Families benefitting from WTC Only</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>740</p></td><td><p>80</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>760</p></td><td><p>100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>780</p></td><td><p>130</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>800</p></td><td><p>150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>750</p></td><td><p>160</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">170</del> <ins class="ministerial">169</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Data from earlier years is only available at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The decrease in the number of self employed households in 2012-13 can largely be explained by the removal of the ‘Second Income Threshold’ of tax credits in April 2012. This policy change removed a large number of higher income households from the whole tax credits population.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In general, there is and has been a long term trend of growth in the number of self employed people.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke remove filter
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less than 2014-07-03T15:57:45.697Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T15:57:45.697Z
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less than 2015-03-24T11:57:50.163Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T11:57:50.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Rent a Room Scheme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the annual cost of providing the rent-a-room tax scheme if the threshold were raised (a) in line with rental inflation since 1997-98 and (b) to £7,500 per year; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edmonton more like this
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Mr Andrew Love more like this
star this property uin 211222 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made no such assessment but keeps all tax policies under review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke remove filter
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less than 2014-10-29T14:36:33.4355509Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T14:36:33.4355509Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Andrew Love more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Allowances more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total accumulative tax relief claimed by each tax band was in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards more like this
star this property uin 211232 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>Information is provided in Table 3.5 ‘Income and deductions’ that is available on the HMRC website at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/deductions-and-reliefs-2010-to-2011" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/deductions-and-reliefs-2010-to-2011</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke remove filter
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less than 2014-10-27T16:28:48.2875052Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:28:48.2875052Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading National Insurance Contributions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to simplify the rates of employees' National Insurance contributions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211325 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to a competitive tax regime and has introduced a range of measures to reduce the burden of National Insurance Contributions (NICs), as part of our long term economic plan to back business and create jobs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Employment Allowance, introduced in April this year, means that around 450,000 employers– one third of all employers – are expected to be taken out of paying employer NICs altogether in 2014-15 and from April 2015, employer NICs for under 21 year olds will be abolished, helping to support jobs for almost 1.5 million young people currently in employment.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke remove filter
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less than 2014-10-27T16:16:49.7997019Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:16:49.7997019Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading New Businesses: Taxation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will assess the potential effect of giving part-time entrepreneurs a fixed definition in the Tax Code. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211328 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>There is no definition of a part-time entrepreneur within the Taxes Acts. In general, the tax system treats part-time entrepreneurs in the same way as full-time entrepreneurs, and there are no plans to change this.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke remove filter
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less than 2014-10-29T14:37:48.7494166Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T14:37:48.7494166Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2014 to Question 209683 to the hon. Member for Stourbridge, what assessment he has made of the factors that resulted in there being no prosecutions for not paying the national minimum wage in each of the last two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211604 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has increased the financial penalty percentage from 50% to 100% of the unpaid wages owed to workers, and the maximum penalty from £5,000 to £20,000. These new limits are now in force where arrears are identified in pay reference periods on or after 7 March 2014. The Government will also bring in primary legislation as soon as possible so that the maximum £20,000 penalty can apply to each underpaid worker.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The majority of employers identified as paying below the NMW pay arrears on receipt of a formal Notice of Underpayment. Where they do not do so, HMRC pursues recovery through the civil courts. HMRC‘s approach to tackling underpayment of NMW through the civil courts is the best way to ensure that money is paid back to the person underpaid and provides the most effective resolution for tax-payers. Criminal investigations may not result in arrears being paid to workers and are therefore reserved for the most serious cases.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke remove filter
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less than 2014-11-03T15:32:50.2694548Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:32:50.2694548Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Social Services: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the national minimum wage arrears identified in the social care sector by HM Revenue and Customs in the findings of its social care evaluation of November 2013 have been recovered and paid to the workers affected. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211605 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the enforcement of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) very seriously.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC does not keep data in a format to enable provision of the statistics requested on the amount of arrears paid or not paid to workers. HMRC contacts every employer whom they find has paid workers below the National Minimum Wage to confirm that they have paid the identified arrears to the workers. In addition, where it has found arrears for five or fewer workers it will contact all the workers to confirm payment by the employer. In cases involving arrears for more than five workers it will contact a minimum sample of five workers to confirm payment by the employer. HMRC will pursue non-payment of arrears through civil recovery action.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC review every complaint that is referred to them by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline and will always investigate any case of possible National Minimum Wage abuse. Therefore there will always be variation in the number of cases investigated within specific sectors.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke remove filter
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211547 more like this
211653 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:22:53.7580979Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:22:53.7580979Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Income Tax more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate how many people would not be paying income tax and national insurance contributions if the threshold for both were equalised at the higher rate of the two. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 211580 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>Increasing the National insurance Contribution Primary threshold for employees and Lower Profits Limit for self employed to £10,000 in 2014-15, in order to match the personal allowance, would take an estimated 1.5m people out of paying NICs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These estimates are based on the 2011-12 Survey of Personal Incomes projected forward to 2014-15 using economic assumptions consistent with the OBR’s March 2014 economic and fiscal outlook.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke remove filter
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less than 2014-10-27T16:26:00.4546072Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:26:00.4546072Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2014 to Question 209191, for what reason fewer HM Revenue and Customs investigations into the home-care sector were carried out in 2013-14 than 2012-13. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211547 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the enforcement of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) very seriously.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC does not keep data in a format to enable provision of the statistics requested on the amount of arrears paid or not paid to workers. HMRC contacts every employer whom they find has paid workers below the National Minimum Wage to confirm that they have paid the identified arrears to the workers. In addition, where it has found arrears for five or fewer workers it will contact all the workers to confirm payment by the employer. In cases involving arrears for more than five workers it will contact a minimum sample of five workers to confirm payment by the employer. HMRC will pursue non-payment of arrears through civil recovery action.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC review every complaint that is referred to them by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline and will always investigate any case of possible National Minimum Wage abuse. Therefore there will always be variation in the number of cases investigated within specific sectors.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke remove filter
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211605 more like this
211653 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:22:53.851797Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:22:53.851797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this