HSCNI Bodies included in BEIS list of "Rogue Employers"

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Dear Department of Health (Northern Ireland),

Six Northern Ireland Health and Social Care bodies were recently included on a "Rogue Employers List" for their failure to pay the statutory minimum wage.

Please provide a copy of all communications exchanged between the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department of Health (NI) in the period from March 2018 to the date the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Rogue Employers List was published on or around 31 December 2020.

For your information I have included 2 links:
1) https://www.gov.uk/government/news/namin...
2) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-i...

Please acknowledge receipt of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Ed Ward-Robb

DoH FOI, Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

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John McCann
Information Management Branch
Department of Health
Tel: 02890 528218

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Dear DoH FOI,

Following is an extract from a response to FoI 23701, dated 5/02/2021, received from Belfast HSC Trust:
"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: [email address]."

I expect a copy of the letter of representation referred to in Belfast Trust's response will be included as part of the Department's delayed responses to my FOI Request DOH 2021-0041.

Please acknowledge receipt of this communication.

Yours sincerely,

Ed Ward-Robb

Hill, Amanda, Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Mr. Ward-Robb


Please find attached your response to your Freedom of Information Request


I apologise for the delay this was due to work pressures related to COVID
19 response


Kind Regards


Amanda Hill

Business Support Team

Workforce Policy Directorate