asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many workers and how many employees have been prosecuted (a) nationally and (b) in the west midlands for non-payment of national insurance contributions for each of the last three years.
The Department prosecutes employees for non-payment of national insurance contributions extremely rarely. The table shows the number of actions against employers who have not paid national insurance contributions for their employees. Separate figures are not readily available for criminal prosecutions taken in the west midlands area and the table refers to the midlands as a whole; similarly, separate regional figures are not readily available for civil actions mounted to recover unpaid national insurance contributions.
|Criminal prosecutions for non-payment of Class 1 national insurance contributions
|Civil actions to recover un-paid Class 1 contributions