Department for Business, Energy &
1 Victoria Street
+44 (0) 20 7215 5000
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
National Minimum Wage Naming Scheme – Department for Business, Energy &
Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Thank you for your representation to BEIS seeking exemption from the National Minimum
Wage Naming Scheme.
As outlined in HMRC’s case closure letter, factsheet FS1 'National minimum wage information
for employers' and our published naming policy1, employers are only considered unsuitable to
be named if they meet one of the exceptional circumstances below:
• Naming by BEIS carries a risk of personal harm to an individual or their family;
• There are national security risks associated with naming in this instance;
• Other factors which suggest that it would not be in the public interest to name
you/ the company.
BEIS has considered your representation and concluded that it does not meet any of the
above criteria. This letter is to inform you that your business will be named under the National
Minimum Wage Naming Scheme via a BEIS press release no sooner than 10 working days
from the date of this letter, and alongside other cases.
We will send you a copy of the press release once this has been released. [Please provide an
e-mail address to email@example.com
(along with the name of your business) .if
you would like a copy of the press release to be sent to you by e-mail shortly before
1 Which is set out at section 5 of ‘National Minimum Wage Law: enforcement’, available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/enforcing-national-minimum-wage-law.
Yours sincerely National Living and Minimum Wage Team
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Your personal data
If you provide us with any personal data, this section explains how it may be used and sets out
your rights. 1. The identity of the data controller and contact details of our Data Protection Officer
The data controller is the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The
Data Protection Officer can be contacted by phone at 020 7215 5000 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 2. What BEIS will use personal data for
Any personal data will only be used by BEIS for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage 3. Our legal basis for processing your personal data
The Data Protection Act 2018 states that, as a government department, BEIS may process
personal data as necessary for the effective performance of a task carried out in the public interest,
which in this case is the NMW Naming Scheme. 4. Sharing your personal data
We will not routinely share any personal data you provide to us with HMRC or other government
departments, but may do so occasionally to check its accuracy against records they hold.
We will publish names of employers, including those trading as individuals, in accordance with the
NMW Naming Scheme policy set out at section 5 of “National Minimum Wage Law: Enforcement”,
available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/enforcing-national-minimum-wage-law.
5. How long we will keep your personal data
Your personal data will be held for 12 months after the naming scheme round you provide it for.
After this it will be deleted within the following 6 months as part of our periodic deletion programme. 6. Your rights, e.g. access, rectification, erasure
You have considerable say over what happens to your personal data. You have the right:
a. to see what data we have about you
b. to ask us to stop using your data, but keep it on record
c. to have all or some of your data deleted or corrected
d. to lodge a complaint with the independent Information Commissioner (ICO) if you think we
are not handling your data fairly or in accordance with the law. You can contact the ICO at
https://ico.org.uk/, or telephone 0303 123 1113.
7. Further points
Your personal data:
• will not be sent overseas
• will not be used for any automated decision making
• will be stored in a secure government IT system.
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