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Minimum Wage: Arrears

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 65376, tabled on 23 February 2017

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of the 359 employers named by his Department for non-compliance with the national minimum wage on 15 February 2017 identified further arrears, not included in the sum of arrears for which they were named, under the self-correction mechanism introduced by HM Revenue and Customs in 2015; what the combined total was of such further, self-corrected arrears; and to how many workers such arrears were owed.

Answered on

3 March 2017

The Government is determined that everyone who is entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) receives them. Anyone who feels they have been underpaid NMW or NLW should contact the Acas helpline on 0300 123 1100. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) reviews all complaints that are referred to the department.

Of the 359 employers named on 15 February 2017, 60 paid further arrears identified through self-correction. The sum total of self-corrected arrears paid by these employers was £1,435,419. This sum was paid to 30,496 workers who had been underpaid.

For reasons of confidentiality, HMRC does not disclose information relating to the affairs of an individual or company.

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