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star this property date less than 2014-01-20more like thismore than 2014-01-20
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employers participated in the regional employer National Insurance contributions holiday in each region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
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Stephen Doughty more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to helping UK businesses grow and create jobs. The NICs holiday was a temporary, targeted scheme to help start ups take on new staff within their first year of trading. Although take up was lower than expected, the holiday benefitted over 26,000 businesses and supported over 90,000 jobs.</p><p> </p><p>Building on the lessons learnt from the holiday, we are taking action to reduce the employer NICs burden on small businesses and have created the new Employment Allowance which is simple to administer, permanent and available to all business and charities in the UK, this is reducing their employer NICs bill by up to £2,000 each year. As a result, 450,000 employers will pay no NICs at all in 2014-15.</p><p> </p><p>According to the latest available figures the break down of employers that applied for the National Insurance Holiday by region, throughout the scheme is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Region</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Northern Ireland</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1265</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Scotland</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3975</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Wales</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1695</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>East Midlands</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2645</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>North East</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1840</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>North West</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>4840</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>South West</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3975</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>West Midlands</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3100</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Yorks</strong><strong>. And Humber</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3265</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>26600</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The NICs Holiday attracted around 26,600 applicants over a three year period. Further statistical information on the scheme is available on a factsheet at: <a href="http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/statistics/nics-hol.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/statistics/nics-hol.htm</a>. The factsheet only covers periods from the start of the scheme to December 2012.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Doughty more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department made before the 2012 Budget of the number of properties valued at more than (a) £2 million and (b) £5 million. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dover more like this
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Charlie Elphicke more like this
star this property uin 191427 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The number of residential properties in the UK valued at more than £2 million was estimated before Budget 2012 to be around 55,000.</p><p> </p><p>Before Budget 2012, an assessment of the average annual payment required from each property above £2 million in order to raise a net sum of £2 billion per annum was not made.</p><p> </p><p>On 1 July 2013, during Report stage of the Finance Bill, I referred to “a simple calculation arrived at by dividing £2 billion by 55,000 (an internal HMRC estimate of the number of properties valued at over £2 million) to give a ‘mean' average of £36,000.”</p><p> </p><p>A so-called mansion tax would depress stamp duty land tax and inheritance tax yields. The exact impact would be dependent on the rates and bands chosen.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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191429 more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Charlie Elphicke more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 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, what assessment his Department made before the 2012 Budget of the average annual payment required from each property valued above £2 million in order to raise a net sum of £2 billion per annum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dover more like this
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Charlie Elphicke more like this
star this property uin 191429 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The number of residential properties in the UK valued at more than £2 million was estimated before Budget 2012 to be around 55,000.</p><p> </p><p>Before Budget 2012, an assessment of the average annual payment required from each property above £2 million in order to raise a net sum of £2 billion per annum was not made.</p><p> </p><p>On 1 July 2013, during Report stage of the Finance Bill, I referred to “a simple calculation arrived at by dividing £2 billion by 55,000 (an internal HMRC estimate of the number of properties valued at over £2 million) to give a ‘mean' average of £36,000.”</p><p> </p><p>A so-called mansion tax would depress stamp duty land tax and inheritance tax yields. The exact impact would be dependent on the rates and bands chosen.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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191427 more like this
191430 more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Charlie Elphicke more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department made before the 2012 Budget of the effect on stamp duty land tax and inheritance tax receipts of the introduction of a so-called mansion tax designed to raise a net sum of £2 billion per annum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dover more like this
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Charlie Elphicke more like this
star this property uin 191430 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 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The number of residential properties in the UK valued at more than £2 million was estimated before Budget 2012 to be around 55,000.</p><p> </p><p>Before Budget 2012, an assessment of the average annual payment required from each property above £2 million in order to raise a net sum of £2 billion per annum was not made.</p><p> </p><p>On 1 July 2013, during Report stage of the Finance Bill, I referred to “a simple calculation arrived at by dividing £2 billion by 55,000 (an internal HMRC estimate of the number of properties valued at over £2 million) to give a ‘mean' average of £36,000.”</p><p> </p><p>A so-called mansion tax would depress stamp duty land tax and inheritance tax yields. The exact impact would be dependent on the rates and bands chosen.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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191427 more like this
191429 more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Charlie Elphicke more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the potential cost to the public purse of raising the income tax personal allowance for 2014-15 from £10,000, (a) £10,550, (b) £11,000, (c) £11,500, (d) £12,000, (e) £12,500 and (f) £13,000. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
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Mr David Ruffley more like this
star this property uin 191880 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The cost of raising the income tax personal allowance may be approximated using the “Direct effects of illustrative tax changes” table as published on the internet at the following address:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/direct-effects-of-illustrative-tax-changes" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/direct-effects-of-illustrative-tax-changes</a></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Mr David Ruffley more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which social care providers have been identified by HM Revenue and Customs as non-compliant with national minimum wage legislation; how much is owed in arrears by each such provider and to how many workers; and what value of fines have been levied on such providers to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester West more like this
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Liz Kendall more like this
star this property uin 195074 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the enforcement of National Minimum Wage (NMW) very seriously and HMRC enforce the national minimum wage legislation on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and has done so since the introduction of NMW in April 1999. It does that by investigating all complaints made about employers suspected of not paying the minimum wage, in addition carrying out targeted enforcement where it identifies a high risk of non-payment of NMW across the whole of the UK.</p><p> </p><p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have a legal duty of confidentiality towards their customers. For NMW, this includes employers and their workers. This means that HMRC cannot supply all the information requested as this would breach HMRC's statutory duty of confidentiality under s18(1) of the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005.</p><p> </p><p>Fines are associated with criminal offences. Where minimum wage arrears are identified for any pay reference periods starting on or after 6 April 2009, the employer will be charged an automatic penalty. The rate of the penalty charge was 50% of the arrears falling in pay periods after 6 April 2009 (minimum penalty charge was £100 and the maximum was £5,000).</p><p> </p><p>The Government has increased the financial penalty percentage from 50 per cent to 100 per cent 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>To ensure that underpaid workers receive the arrears of national minimum wage due to them, HMRC contacts every employer for confirmation that they have paid the arrears to workers. In cases where 5 or fewer workers are owed arrears HMRC also contacts all those workers for confirmation of payment. In cases where more than 5 workers are identified as being owed arrears HMRC contacts an additional sample of workers for confirmation of payment.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC records information by Standard Industry Codes. The table below shows the number of employers in the Social Care sector found to be non-compliant with NMW legislation in the last year. Also shown are the value of arrears, the number of underpaid workers identified and the value of penalties issued to employers as a result of those investigations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Number of employers recorded as Social Care Sector and found to be non-compliant</p></td><td><p>Arrears identified during those investigations</p></td><td><p>Underpaid workers identified during those investigations</p></td><td><p>Penalties issued during those investigations</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>£800,883</p></td><td><p>3,620</p></td><td><p>£46,020</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Kendall more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of staff employed by (a) HM Revenue and Customs and (b) via his Department's sub-contractors are paid an hourly rate that is lower than the living wage in each site of employment in each parliamentary constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 195542 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p>99.81% of HMRC's staff are paid above the living wage.</p><p> </p><p>HM Treasury fully complies with <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EU" target="_blank">EU</a> procurement directives and awards contracts on the basis of the best value for money for the taxpayer. Nevertheless, we have encouraged contractors to commit to paying a living wage and expect all employers to pay at least the national minimum wage.</p><p>The Government supports businesses that choose to pay the Living Wage however the Government's main policy on wages is the National Minimum Wage, which has continued to protect the relative wages of the low paid. This is independently set by the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_Pay_Commission" target="_blank">Low Pay Commission</a> at a level that maximises their wages without reducing employment prospect. It is for workers and employers to decide the level of wages above the minimum wage based on current circumstances. This includes the Government as a procurer and an employer. Over 95%, around 20 million employees earn above the minimum wage and the <a title="The term &quot;majority&quot; is used in two ways in Parliament. Firstly a Government..." href="http://www.theyworkforyou.com/glossary/?gl=37" target="_blank">majority</a> of public sector workers currently earn above the Living Wage.</p><p> </p><p>Under the Data Protection Act we are unable to provide a full table breaking down the proportion of staff in each constituency being paid below the Living Wage.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 198151 more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are employed by HM Revenue and Customs in regional post rooms at each location in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Gregg McClymont more like this
star this property uin 196997 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 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>As requested please find detailed below staff numbers employed in HMRC Regional Post Rooms employed solely in post room activities.</p><p> </p><p>Shipley 45</p><p>Cardiff 65</p><p>Bootle 35</p><p>Newcastle 98</p><p>Cumbernauld 46</p><p> </p><p>I also refer the Honourable Gentleman to my answer on 12 May 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Gregg McClymont more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he intends to answer Question 195074, from the hon. Member for Leicester West, on social care providers and non-payments of the National Minimum Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester West more like this
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Liz Kendall more like this
star this property uin 197784 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p>I have done so today.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Liz Kendall more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of (a) directly employed staff and (b) contracted staff in HM Revenue and Customs are paid less than the Living Wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 198151 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p>99.81% of HMRC's staff are paid above the living wage.</p><p> </p><p>HM Treasury fully complies with <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EU" target="_blank">EU</a> procurement directives and awards contracts on the basis of the best value for money for the taxpayer. Nevertheless, we have encouraged contractors to commit to paying a living wage and expect all employers to pay at least the national minimum wage.</p><p>The Government supports businesses that choose to pay the Living Wage however the Government's main policy on wages is the National Minimum Wage, which has continued to protect the relative wages of the low paid. This is independently set by the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_Pay_Commission" target="_blank">Low Pay Commission</a> at a level that maximises their wages without reducing employment prospect. It is for workers and employers to decide the level of wages above the minimum wage based on current circumstances. This includes the Government as a procurer and an employer. Over 95%, around 20 million employees earn above the minimum wage and the <a title="The term &quot;majority&quot; is used in two ways in Parliament. Firstly a Government..." href="http://www.theyworkforyou.com/glossary/?gl=37" target="_blank">majority</a> of public sector workers currently earn above the Living Wage.</p><p> </p><p>Under the Data Protection Act we are unable to provide a full table breaking down the proportion of staff in each constituency being paid below the Living Wage.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 195542 more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this