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HMRC internal manual

Debt Management and Banking Manual

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Debt and return pursuit: Miscellaneous charges: National Minimum Wage Penalties (NMWP): Enforcement considerations/options

Enforcement

A Service Level Agreement (SLA) between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and HMRC (DMB) governs the collection of NMWP and states that HMRC will pursue all NMWP (This content has been withheld because of exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000) to conclusion, regardless of the value of the penalty.

All NMWP work items (This content has been withheld because of exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000) will move to IDMS and managers must ensure that these penalties are:

  • not remitted,
  • not subject to the normal monetary limits for campaign management
  • given priority at all stages.

The various enforcement options that should be taken depending on when the NMWP was raised are:

  • penalties raised prior to 6 April 2009 through the court under Civil Procedure Rule CPR70.5
  • linked sets of penalties where some of these penalties have been raised before 6 April 2009 under CPR70.5
  • NMWP raised on or after 6 April 2009 (singles or multiples) through the CCBC interface and are subject to case management tracking procedures (DMBM665800)
  • NMWP raised on or after 6 April 2009 and other linked debts through the CCBC interface or by manual claim and are subject to case management tracking procedures.