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Minimum Wage: Arrears

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 7533, tabled on 4 September 2017

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of the 233 employers named by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for non-compliance with the national minimum wage on 16 August 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

12 September 2017

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

Of the 233 employers named on 16 August 2017, 48 paid further arrears identified through self-correction. The sum total of self-corrected arrears paid by these employers was £1,267,550. This sum was paid to 18,201 workers who had been underpaid.

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