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Minimum Wage: Prosecutions

Question for HM Treasury

UIN HL3128, tabled on 13 November 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 10 November (HL2703), how many of the 13 National Minimum Wage prosecutions made in the past nine years involved roles advertised as internships.

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27 November 2017

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

HMRC acts on information from a range of sources, including workers, third parties and unions but does not disclose the source of an investigation in specific cases for reasons of confidentiality.

As referenced in the answer to question [[1]] HL2704, HMRC has recorded no prosecutions in relation to interns and the National Minimum Wage.


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