Tag Archives: Enforcement

New Year, new enforcement body?

So, Boris Johnson held and won the general election that, back in August, I predicted he might well hold and win on the back of a ‘deal’ with the EU27 that, at that time, most commentators thought less likely than … Continue reading

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Single Enforcement Body: Will the Tories boldly go where Labour and the Lib Dems failed to tread?

In July, the Government launched a formal, 12-week consultation on a proposal to establish a new Single Enforcement Body for employment rights. You might even have submitted a response (the consultation closed yesterday). And you probably concluded that it is … Continue reading

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Minimum wage, minimum shame?

On 8 December, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) named & shamed another 260 employers for non-compliance with the national minimum wage. Inevitably, press and media coverage of this round of naming & shaming – the 13th … Continue reading

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Wish you were here, Minister

Batting for the ‘have nots’ rather than the ‘haves’, lefty policy wonks like me don’t get to claim many policy wins – we spend most of our professional lives banging our world-weary heads against very well constructed brick walls. I … Continue reading

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NMW enforcement: has BIS kissed goodbye to £4m in financial penalties?

As noted on this blog in February, something very unusual went on with enforcement of the national minimum wage (NMW) in 2015/16, with both the total amount of NMW arrears recovered by HMRC and the number of workers benefiting from … Continue reading

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NMW enforcement: curiouser and curiouser

To their credit – and that is not something I tend to say very often – Tory ministers appear to have been stung into action by revelations that large, profitable companies such as B&Q, Morrisons, Tesco and Caffe Nero are … Continue reading

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Workers thank their lucky stars for the Workers’ Party. Oh, hang on …

Every now and then, someone in the Labour Party has a pop at the Tories for not prosecuting enough employers for breaching the national minimum wage. When he was shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna was not averse to skating on this … Continue reading

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