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NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE: NAMING AND SHAMING OF NON-COMPLIANT EMPLOYERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1089: tabled on 19 March 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 81 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

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.

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
Signed on 19 March 2018
Weaver Vale
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 April 2018
Livingston
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2018
Leeds Central
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 April 2018
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 April 2018
Aberdeen North
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2018
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2018
Carshalton and Wallington
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 March 2018
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 March 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2018
Westminster North
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2018
Brentford and Isleworth
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2018
Orkney and Shetland
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 April 2018
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 March 2018
Inverclyde
Coyle, Neil
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2018
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2018
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2018
Dagenham and Rainham
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2018
Coventry South
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2018
Kingston and Surbiton
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 March 2018
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 March 2018
West Dunbartonshire
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 March 2018
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2018
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2018
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2018
Ilford South
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2018
High Peak
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2018
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2018
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 March 2018
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 March 2018
Airdrie and Shotts
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2018
Stretford and Urmston
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 April 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2018
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 28 March 2018
North Down
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2018
Hartlepool
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2018
Bath
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2018
Edinburgh West
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2018
Aberavon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 March 2018
Ceredigion
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2018
Tottenham
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 March 2018
Glasgow East
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2018
Eastbourne
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 April 2018
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2018
Feltham and Heston
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2018
Ipswich
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2018
Glasgow South
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 March 2018
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 March 2018
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 March 2018
Glasgow North West
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2018
Oxford West and Abingdon
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2018
Easington
Murray, Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2018
Edinburgh South
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2018
Wigan
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2018
Hemel Hempstead
Reeves, Ellie
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2018
Lewisham West and Penge
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2018
St Helens South and Whiston
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 March 2018
Belfast East
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2018
Brighton, Kemptown
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 March 2018
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 March 2018
Edinburgh East
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2018
Hampstead and Kilburn
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2018
Hammersmith
Snell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2018
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Sobel, Alex
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2018
Leeds North West
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 March 2018
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2018
Cardiff Central
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2018
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2018
Glasgow Central
Walker, Thelma
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2018
Colne Valley
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2018
Warwick and Leamington
Whitfield, Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2018
East Lothian
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 March 2018
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 March 2018
Arfon
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2018
Cambridge

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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE: NAMING AND SHAMING OF NON-COMPLIANT EMPLOYERS (Amendment 1)
After 'transparent;' insert 'recognises the necessity of considering the Apprenticeship Minimum Wage when naming and shaming;'.
Conservative, Harlow
1
signature
EDM 1089A1: tabled on 20 March 2018