Consultation on national minimum wage travel schemes

Close date: 6 May 2010

The Government consults on travel and subsistence scheme arrangements for temporary workers paid at or near the national minimum wage, because it is concerned that the schemes are being used to exploit workers. The proposals are that expenses paid for travel to a temporary workplace, which would be free of tax and national insurance contributions, would no longer count as pay for national minimum wage purposes.
Consultation document: National minimum wage workers: travel and subsistence expenses schemes (on the HM Treasury website)
Government response: A summary of responses to national minimum wage workers: travel and subsistence expenses schemes (on the HM Treasury website)