To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2016 to Question 44543, how many (a) warning notices and (b) financial penalties have been issued to respondent employers to date under section 150 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 for failure to pay an employment tribunal award; how many of those financial penalties (i) have been paid and (ii) remain unpaid; and how much in previously unpaid awards has been recovered by his Department following (A) the issuing of a warning notice only and (B) the issuing of both a warning notice and a financial penalty.
11 January 2017
One hundred and sixty eight warning letters and 60 financial penalty notices have been issued to date by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to respondent employers under section 150 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 for failure to pay an employment tribunal award.
Financial penalties go to the Government. One financial penalty has been paid and 46 remain unpaid. The Department has recovered £98,667.53 in unpaid awards for claimants following the issuing of a warning letter only. An additional £750 unpaid award for a claimant was recovered as a result of the issuing of a warning letter and subsequently a financial penalty notice.