Named and Shamed by BEIS

Ed Ward-Robb made this Freedom of Information request to Business Services Organisation (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Business Services Organisation (Northern Ireland),

Business Services Organisation (Northern Ireland) was recently included on a "Rogue Employers List" for its failure to pay the statutory minimum wage. The listing indicated arrears of £1,310 to 32 workers.

Please confirm (a) the amounts paid back to the 32 workers concerned, (b) the fines imposed and paid by the Trust in respect of the £1,310 arrears of pay and (c) the date(s) of receipt and payment of fine demands?

In addition please provide a copy of all communications received from the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) indicating BSO(NI) was to be included on a forthcoming Naming and Shaming List.

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

FOI BSO, Business Services Organisation (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Mr Ward-Robb,
 
Please accept this email as a formal acknowledgement of your Freedom of
Information request.
 
Your request has been logged under reference FOI 1408.
 
The statutory date for response is 12/02/21.
 
Whilst we will endeavour to provide you with a response by this date, we
would like to make you aware of potential delays due to disruption to
services in the current COVID-19 situation.
 
Should any delays arise, we will endeavour to keep you informed with a
revised, estimated date for response.
 
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
 
Kind regards,
 
BSO Corporate Services
 

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Dear FOI BSO,

My unanswered information request refers.

Whilst appreciating pressures arising as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic I would nonetheless question the need for delay, beyond the 20 working day limit set out by statute, particularly bearing in mind the specific time-limited scope of my request.

Whilst I await your responses I have taken the liberty of seeking similar information from the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Yours sincerely,

Ed Ward-Robb

FOI BSO, Business Services Organisation (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Mr Ward-Robb,
 
Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing you with a formal
response in relation to your request.
 
We are liaising with departments within BSO to try and will continue to
try and expedite a response on your behalf.
 
Kind regards,
 
BSO Corporate Services
 

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FOI BSO, Business Services Organisation (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Mr Ward-Robb,

 

Please find attached a Formal Response letter in relation to your Freedom
of Information request.

 

Kind regards,

 

BSO Corporate Services

 

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