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Employment Tribunals Service: Fines

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 58969, tabled on 6 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2016 to Question 44542, how many financial penalties have been imposed to date on respondent employers for aggravated breach of employment law under section 16 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013; how many such penalties (a) have been paid and (b) remain unpaid; and what the total sum paid in penalties is.

Answered on

11 January 2017

Eighteen financial penalties have been imposed to date on respondent employers for aggravated breach of employment law under section 16 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. Of these, 12 penalties have been paid. 2 penalties were unrecoverable due to the companies being either dissolved or liquidated. 4 remain unpaid and continue to be pursued. The total sum paid in financial penalties is £17,704.17.