§ Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how he intends to regularise payment under the short-time working compensation scheme in relation to compensation for holiday pay for those workers covered by the ready-made and wholesale bespoke tailoring wages council.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
Under the temporary short-time working compensation scheme an employer is currently eligible for reimbursement of holiday pay credits for days without work only where the employer can show the arrangements agreed between the employer and employee provide for them to be calculated on a weekly basis throughout the year on the basis of individual gross earnings, and that wage records show the weekly amount credited to each employee.
Where employers covered by the Ready Made and Wholesale Bespoke Tailoring Wages Council operate such a system they would be eligible for reimbursement of holiday pay credits for workless days.
The TSTWC scheme is covered by the annual review of special employment measures now in progress.