Premier League Football Club failing to pay minimum wage

Dave Hall made this Freedom of Information request to HM Revenue and Customs

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Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

Which Premier League football club failed to pay some employees the legal minimum wage as reported by the BBC on 7 June 2014?

Yours faithfully,

Dave Hall

HM Revenue and Customs

FOI 2126/14

Thank you for your communication of 8 June 2014 which has been passed to HMRC’s Freedom of Information Team.

We have allocated the above reference which you should quote if you need to contact us.

The Team will arrange for a reply to be sent to you which will either comply with HMRC’s obligations under Freedom of Information Act or, if we think it’s an enquiry that we don’t need to address under the terms of the Act, let you know why. If it is the latter we will, if possible, pass it on to a more appropriate part of the Department for answer.

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Dear Mr Hall,

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information received
here on 8/6/14.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Gopal Bhachu

 

FOI team

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Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of HM Revenue and Customs's handling of my FOI request 'Premier League Football Club failing to pay minimum wage'.

The key statement refusing this request is as follows -
"In this instance, the relevant enactment is section 23(1) of the Commissioners for Revenue
and Customs Act 2005 (CRCA). To determine whether information is covered by section
23(1) of the CRCA, we are required to consider two questions:

ƒ is the requested information held in connection with a function of HMRC? and
ƒ does the information relate to a "person" who is identified, or who could be identified from
the information requested?

If, as in this case, the answers to both questions is "yes", then the section 44(1)(a) FOIA
exemption is engaged and our statutory duty of confidentiality (at section 18(1) of the CRCA)
removes any possibility of disclosure on a discretionary basis."

As you can see in the news article a total of 25 companies and individuals were actually named by HMRC.
Why were they not exempt from disclosure?

Regards,

Dave Hall

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Dave Hall

HM Revenue and Customs

FOI Ref 2126/14

Dear Mr Hall

Thank you for your email dated 7 July 2014.

As requested, I have arranged for an internal review to be carried out and we will aim to provide our response no later than 4 August 2014.

Yours sincerely

Mary Leeds

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Dear Mr Hall,
 
Please find attached our response to your request for a review of your
request for information received here on 8/6/14.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Mark Banger
 
FOI team
 
 

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recipient or his/her representative you are not authorised to, and must
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If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender
immediately.

 

HM Revenue & Customs computer systems will be monitored and communications
carried on them recorded, to secure the effective operation of the system
and for lawful purposes.

 

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