National Minimum Wage Failures - NI Blood Transfusion Service
Ed Ward-Robb made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Dear Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,
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
"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
On the basis that NI Blood Transfusion Service was not listed by BEIS as one of the 139 Rogue Employers can it be assumed a decision was made to exclude NI Blood Transfusion Service from the published list.
On that basis please provide copies of any/all communications arising following receipt of the emailed letter of 17 May 2018.
BEIS ref: FOI2021/09393
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Please find attached the response to your request for information, our reference FOI2021/09393.
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