Minimum Wage: Arrears:Written question - 121446

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Asked by Jo Swinson
(East Dunbartonshire)
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Asked on: 08 January 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Minimum Wage: Arrears
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answers of 16 November 2016, 3 March 2017, 12 September 2017 and 18 December 2017 to Questions 52385, 65376, 7533 and 118376, on Minimum Wage: Arrears, if he will publish the (a) sector and (b) size of the 169 employers who paid additional arrears, not included in the sum of arrears for which they were named and shamed, under the self-correction mechanism introduced by HM Revenue and Customs in 2015.
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Answered by: Andrew Griffiths
Answered on: 11 January 2018

A total of 169 employers were instructed to self-correct further arrears in naming rounds 10-13. The sectoral breakdown of those employers is presented in Table 1, below.

Table 1: Employers named under the National Minimum Wage naming scheme (rounds 10-13) and instructed to self-correct by the Low Pay Commission by sector

LPC Sector

No. of Employers instructed to self-correct

Childcare

6

Employment Agencies

5

Hairdressing

22

Hospitality

41

Retail

19

Social Care

22

Non low paying sectors

45

Other

9

Total

169

Notes

  1. Sectors with less than 5 employers have been included in an ‘Other’ category to avoid disclosure of self-correction via the naming announcements. Sector definitions are contained within the Low Pay Commission’s autumn 2017 report (p231) -https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/661195/Low_Pay_Commission_2017_report.pdf

HM Revenue and Customs does not hold complete data on employer size, therefore a breakdown by size is not available.

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