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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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, 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
star this property tabling member printed
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
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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> </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 more like this
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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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1529
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property tabling member
4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100311
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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star 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
star this property tabling member printed
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
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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 more like this
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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
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1529
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
100315
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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star 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
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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 more like this
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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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1529
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
100318
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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services: Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star 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, how many investigations by HM Revenue and Customs into the home care sector were conducted in the first six months of 2014-15. 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 211653 more like this
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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.</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 more like this
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211547 more like this
211605 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:22:54.2912799Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:22:54.2912799Z
star this property answering member
1529
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property tabling member
4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100853
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services: Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 has made of the benefits and disbenefits of HM Revenue and Customs launching pro-active investigations into the home care sector and the non-payment of the national minimum wage. 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 211863 more like this
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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 National Minimum Wage very seriously. Any worker who believes that they are being paid below the minimum wage should make a complaint to the Pay &amp; Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368. HMRC review every complaint that is referred to them by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline. In addition, by collating and analysing data received from various sources, HMRC ensure targeted enforcement through robust risk assessment processes to identify employers across the United Kingdom who are more likely to be not paying National Minimum Wage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the targeted enforcement activity undertaken, HMRC have collaborated with care sector representative bodies, such as the UK Home Care Association, and payroll software service providers to improve understanding and awareness of National Minimum Wage compliance issues and assist in the development of compliance toolkits to enable those organisations to promote and facilitate voluntary compliance.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 211864 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:30:25.0066879Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:30:25.0066879Z
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1529
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property tabling member
4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100855
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue and Customs plans to launch any further pro-active investigations into non-compliance with the national minimum wage in the social care sector. 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 211864 more like this
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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 National Minimum Wage very seriously. Any worker who believes that they are being paid below the minimum wage should make a complaint to the Pay &amp; Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368. HMRC review every complaint that is referred to them by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline. In addition, by collating and analysing data received from various sources, HMRC ensure targeted enforcement through robust risk assessment processes to identify employers across the United Kingdom who are more likely to be not paying National Minimum Wage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the targeted enforcement activity undertaken, HMRC have collaborated with care sector representative bodies, such as the UK Home Care Association, and payroll software service providers to improve understanding and awareness of National Minimum Wage compliance issues and assist in the development of compliance toolkits to enable those organisations to promote and facilitate voluntary compliance.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 211863 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:30:24.887007Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:30:24.887007Z
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1529
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
100523
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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits: Telephone Services more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star 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 take steps to reduce waiting times experienced by (a) people on a low income and (b) other people using the HM Revenue and Customs tax credits helpline. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 211582 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HMRC is responsible for handling calls to the Tax Credits helpline but is unable to distinguish, at the point of contact with its telephone system, if a caller is on a low income or otherwise.</p><p> </p><p>To keep the cost of dealing with HMRC as low as possible, the department has made it cheaper to call in most cases by rolling out 03 telephone numbers and by introducing voice recognition technology to its telephone systems, this allows some customers to get the answer they need without waiting to speak to adviser.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC recognises that wait times across all lines of business are not where it, or its customers, would like them to be. Over the next few months HMRC will be migrating its existing telephone services to a new telephony platform. This will improve the way that the queuing systems work and over time, will lead to reduced wait times.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC is also looking at a number of initiatives to improve customer service and wait times. These include: greater flexible working across HMRC to improve its response to particular peaks in demand and is investing in online and digital services for the future, opening up a wider variety of channels.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T14:50:04.3108469Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T14:50:04.3108469Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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4243
star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
100857
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxation: Overseas Residence more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to announce his response to the consultation on removing the personal allowance for people living abroad. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sittingbourne and Sheppey more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Gordon Henderson more like this
star this property uin 211841 more like this
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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 consultation closed on 9th October. I expect the Government to set out the conclusions of the consultation and any next steps at the Autumn Statement on 3rd December.</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 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:04:32.3222653Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:04:32.3222653Z
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1529
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property tabling member
4050
star this property label Biography information for Gordon Henderson more like this
100856
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading National Insurance Contributions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) Class 2 and (b) Class 4 National Insurance his Department collected from individuals earning less than the threshold for income tax during the 2012-13 tax year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberconwy more like this
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Guto Bebb more like this
star this property uin 221892 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Estimates of the amount of Class 2 National Insurance contributions collected from individuals earning less than the threshold for income tax are not available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For the tax year 2012-13, £28m of Class 4 National Insurance contributions was collected from individuals with total profits below the income tax threshold of £8,105.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For the tax year 2012-13, £510m of Class 1 National Insurance contributions was collected from individuals with total employment income below the income tax threshold of £8,105.</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 more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211895 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:13:58.7000197Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:13:58.7000197Z
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1529
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property tabling member
3910
star this property label Biography information for Guto Bebb more like this
100858
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading National Insurance Contributions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue in the form of Class 1 National Insurance contributions was collected from people earning less than the threshold for income tax in the 2012-13 tax year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberconwy more like this
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Guto Bebb more like this
star this property uin 211895 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Estimates of the amount of Class 2 National Insurance contributions collected from individuals earning less than the threshold for income tax are not available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For the tax year 2012-13, £28m of Class 4 National Insurance contributions was collected from individuals with total profits below the income tax threshold of £8,105.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For the tax year 2012-13, £510m of Class 1 National Insurance contributions was collected from individuals with total employment income below the income tax threshold of £8,105.</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 more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 221892 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:13:58.7936824Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:13:58.7936824Z
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1529
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property tabling member
3910
star this property label Biography information for Guto Bebb more like this