Public Liaison Services
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
1st Floor, Nore Villa, Knockbracken Healthcare Park
Saintfield Road, Belfast, BT8 8BH
T: (028) 9504 5888
5 February 2021
Our ref: FOI/23701
Dear Mr Ward-Robb,
Re: Named and Shamed by BEIS – Statutory Minimum Wage
I refer to your Freedom of Information (FOI) request received on 15 January 2021 and your
subsequent email requests for clarification dated 4 February 2021. In response to your follow-
up queries, I can advise as follows: 1. Following is an extract from the Trust's responses to FoI 23701. "The Notice of
Underpayment set out the penalty as a maximum of 200% of the arrears paid, i.e.
£13,801.44, or 100% of the arrears if the penalty was paid by 9 April 2018, i.e.
£6,900.72. The Business Services Organisation paid the penalty of £7303.41 on
behalf of Belfast Trust, prior to 9 April 2018."
Based on the figure of arrears (£7,303.41) obviously your response contains
incorrect figures. Please arrange to issue a corrected response.
Human Resources advise that the response here should have read as follows:
The Notice of Underpayment set out the penalty as a maximum of 200% of the arrears
paid, i.e. £14,606.82 or 100% of the arrears if the penalty was paid by 9 April 2018, i.e.
£7303.41. The Business Services Organisation paid the penalty of £7303.41 on behalf of
Belfast Trust, prior to 9 April 2018.
Please accept our apologies for this error.
2. Included in the Trust's response to FoI 23701, was a copy of a letter from
Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy dated 3 December
2020. Please provide a copy of the Trust's letter of representation, which resulted in
BEIS's letter of 3 December 2020.
The Trust did not send a letter of representation; the Department of Health, Social
Services and Public Safety’s Workforce Policy Directorate issued the letter on behalf of
Belfast Trust. The Department should be able to provide you with a copy of their
correspondence. You can contact their FOI team at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are dissatisfied with the way in which we have handled your Freedom of Information
(FOI) request you may wish to complain. You should write to: Public Liaison Service, Belfast
Health & Social Care Trust, Nore Villa, Knockbracken Health Care Park, Saintfield Road,
Belfast BT8 8BH or alternatively e-mail: email@example.com
within two months
of the date of this response and your complaint will be considered and a response provided,
usually within 20 working days of receipt.
Should you still be dissatisfied with the outcome, you can proceed to the second review stage
by contacting the Information Commissioner, The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF who will undertake an independent review. It is
important to note that if you refer any matter to the Information Commissioner, you will need to
show evidence of having gone through the Trust’s review process to try to resolve the matter
with the Trust in the first instance.
If you require any further information or wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact
Public Liaison Officer