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Minimum Wage

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many extra staff will be employed in national minimum wage enforcement following recent budget uplift. (165938)

In 2006 the Chancellor announced an additional £2.9 million a year for monitoring and enforcement of the minimum wage, undertaken on BERR’s behalf by HMRC. By the end of this financial year HMRC will employ 20 more staff to support this activity.