Dear Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service (Special Agency),

Following is an extract from an emailed letter dated 29 May 2018 sent from the Department of Health (NI)'s Director of Workplace Policy (acting) to the NMW Naming & Shaming Team within BEIS - DoHNI FoI0041/2021 dated 23/03/2021

"I refer to the letter from HMRC of 17 May 2018. We note that the NI Blood
Transfusion Service has been found to be in breach of National Minimum Wage law
due to late payment of the correct rate of the National Living Wage to certain
employees from April 2017.
We are grateful for HMRC’s confirmation that affected workers have been paid their
arrears of pay and that they are receiving the correct rate. We wish to make the
following representations, and would be grateful if BEIS could consider these in
deciding whether to name the NI Blood Transfusion Service under the NMW Naming
Scheme."

Apparently as a result of this letter NI Blood Transfusion Service was not listed by BEIS on its recently published "Rogue Employers List". On that basis please let me have a copy of (a) the letter received from HMRC dated 17 May 2018 and (b) a copy of HMRC’s ‘Notice of Underpayment – section 19 of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998’ .

Please acknowledge receipt of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Ed Ward-Robb

Johnston Paula, Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service (Special Agency)

Dear Mr Ward-Robb,

I am acknowledging receipt of your email received today 24th March 2021. We are dealing with this under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act and will endeavour to provide you with a response as soon as possible.

Best Regards,

Paula

Paula Johnston
Information Governance Manager
NI Blood Transfusion Service

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Johnston Paula, Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service (Special Agency)

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Dear Mr Ed Ward-Robb,

In response to your recent FOI request, please find attached:

HMRC Notice of Underpayment sent to NIBTS, dated 23rd March 2018.
HMRC Closure Letter sent to NIBTS, dated 17th May 2018.

Under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, the name and contact details of the HMRC employee who sent the correspondence have been redacted as this constitutes personal information.

I hope the information attached provides a satisfactory response to your request. if I can be of any further assistance please feel free to contact me.

If you are unsatisfied with this response or the way in which your request has been handled you can ask for an internal review. This can be done by contacting Glenn Bell, Finance and IM&T Manager, at [email address]

If following an internal review you remain unsatisfied you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner.

Best Regards,

Paula

Paula Johnston
Information Governance Manager
NI Blood Transfusion Service

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