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Employment: Inspections

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 185913, tabled on 22 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many workplace inspections were carried out by the (a) Employment Standards Agency Inspectorate, (b) HMRC National Minimum Wage enforcement team, (c) Health and Safety Executive and (d) Gangmaster Labour Abuse Authority for the annual reporting period 2020-21.

Answered on

27 April 2021

All bodies continued to carry out workplace inspections throughout 2020-21, either remotely or face to face in line with Covid safety guidelines. Please see the figures in the table below.


Number of workplace inspections in 2020-21

Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate


HMRC National Minimum Wage


Health and Safety Executive

14,754 workplace inspections 182,610 spot checks

Gangmaster Labour Abuse Authority


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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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