House of Commons
NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE: NAMING AND SHAMING OF NON-COMPLIANT EMPLOYERS
EDM #1089
Tabled 19 March 2018
2017-19 Session
There has been an amendment to this EDM.
That this House welcomes the Government's commitment to come down hard on businesses that breach the National Minimum Wage; notes that a key plank of the Government's efforts to both raise awareness and discourage such breaches is the naming and shaming of non-compliant businesses by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; believes that any such naming scheme needs to be both fair and fully transparent; further notes that of the 1,049 businesses named in the August 2016, February 2017, August 2017 and December 2017 naming rounds for collectively owing £5.2 million to 47,336 workers, 169 were instructed by HM Revenue and Customs to self-correct additional arrears, for which they were not named, totalling £4.1 million and owed to 71,766 workers; notes that 17 of those 169 businesses owed total arrears to more than 250 workers, that 12 owed total arrears to more than 500 workers, that 10 owed total arrears of more than £100,000, that five owed total arrears of more than £250,000, and that 96 were instructed to self­ correct a sum of arrears greater than that for which they were named and shamed; is concerned that current policy on the self-correction of arrears allows the worst offenders to avoid being named for the full sum of arrears owed to their workers, thereby undermining the credibility of the naming scheme; and calls on the Government to conduct a consultative review of policy on both the naming and shaming of businesses and the self-correction of arrears.

Signatures (81)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Amesbury, Mike
Labour
19 March 2018
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
16 April 2018
Benn, Hilary
Labour
26 March 2018
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
16 April 2018
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
16 April 2018
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
26 March 2018
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
20 March 2018
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
19 March 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
28 March 2018
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
19 March 2018
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
20 March 2018
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
19 March 2018
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
19 March 2018
Coyle, Neil
Labour
19 March 2018
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
16 May 2018
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
19 March 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
19 March 2018
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
29 March 2018
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
19 March 2018
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
19 March 2018
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
19 March 2018
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
19 March 2018
Flynn, Paul
Labour
19 March 2018
Gapes, Mike
Labour
19 March 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
27 March 2018
Glindon, Mary
Labour
22 March 2018
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
28 March 2018
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
19 March 2018
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
19 March 2018
Green, Kate
Labour
19 March 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
23 April 2018
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
30 April 2018
Hermon, Lady
Independent
28 March 2018
Hill, Mike
Labour
20 March 2018
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
19 March 2018
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
19 March 2018
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
19 March 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
19 March 2018
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
19 March 2018
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
19 March 2018
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
19 March 2018
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
16 April 2018
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
27 March 2018
Martin, Sandy
Labour
18 April 2018
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
20 March 2018
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
19 March 2018
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
19 March 2018
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
28 March 2018
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
19 March 2018
Morris, Grahame
Labour
24 April 2018
Murray, Ian
Labour
19 March 2018
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
16 April 2018
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
16 April 2018
Reeves, Ellie
Labour
19 March 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
21 March 2018
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
22 March 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
19 March 2018
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
20 March 2018
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
19 March 2018
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
19 March 2018
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
19 March 2018
Snell, Gareth
Labour
16 April 2018
Sobel, Alex
Labour
19 March 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
19 March 2018
Stevens, Jo
Labour
19 March 2018
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
29 March 2018
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
29 March 2018
Walker, Thelma
Labour
18 April 2018
Western, Matt
Labour
20 March 2018
Whitfield, Martin
Labour
26 March 2018
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
19 March 2018
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
19 March 2018
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
19 March 2018
These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

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1089A1
Robert Halfon
"After 'transparent;' insert 'recognises the necessity of considering the Apprenticeship Minimum Wage when naming and shaming;'."
Tabled 20 March 2018
1 Signature
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