Slavery: National Insurance Contributions

(asked on 19th July 2018) - View Source

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will credit to victims of modern slavery the National Insurance contributions that were unpaid during the period of their slavery.


Answered by
Justin Tomlinson Portrait
Justin Tomlinson
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
This question was answered on 24th July 2018

The Department for Work and Pensions recognises the difficulties faced by people found to be victims of modern slavery. The Department is currently exploring potential ways to ensure people who are victims of modern slavery are not disadvantaged in respect of their National Insurance records.

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