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star this property date less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts: Unfair Dismissal more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to extend the employment rights of workers on zero hour contracts to cover unfair dismissal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 116592 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is considering the issues raised by Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices which includes employment rights and zero hour contracts, as well as atypical work more generally. Matthew Taylor’s report is comprehensive and detailed and we have been giving the report the careful consideration it deserves and will respond in full shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-12-04T15:55:05.083Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-04T15:55:05.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what safeguards his Department has put in place to protect people employed on zero-hours contracts from exploitation by their employers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
star this property uin 4889 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>This Government is clear that zero hours contracts should not be considered as an alternative to proper business planning or used as a permanent arrangement if it is not justifiable. They play a small but important part in the labour market, allowing flexibility for both employers and individuals. People on zero-hour contracts make up less than 3 per cent of the workforce and almost 70 per cent are happy with the number of hours they work, according to the latest ONS Labour Force Survey research (March 2015).</p><p>In May 2015 Government banned the use of exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts so that people cannot be prevented from looking for or working elsewhere when their employer does not guarantee work.</p><p>Matthew Taylor in his Review of Modern Working Practices has proposed some reforms around zero-hour contracts and Government will consider the whole report carefully and make a full response later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T15:16:52.28Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T15:16:52.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Gray more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Mothers: Flexible Working more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance the Government provides to employers on the provision of flexible hours for mothers returning to work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 3419 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
star this property answer text <p>Government provides a range of guidance on the provision of flexible hours, including for mothers returning to work. This includes guidance on the GOV.UK website covering what employers have to do, types of flexible working, the statutory application process and appeals. ACAS also provides advice and guidance.</p><p>As we said in response to the Women &amp; Equalities Select Committee report on the gender pay gap, the Government recognises the need to increase communications activity around flexible working and will explore options for doing so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-07-12T11:10:25.897Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-12T11:10:25.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Mothers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the announcement made by his Department on 27 March 2017 on new guidance to support working mothers of premature babies, what progress has been made on drawing up of such guidance; and whether it is still the Government's policy to publish guidance for employers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 165 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to supporting working parents with premature babies. We are working with the Advisory, Conciliation &amp; Arbitration Service (Acas) to produce best practice guidance for employers on how best to support working parents with babies born prematurely. We expect guidance to be published in the autumn.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-06-26T14:36:36.277Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-26T14:36:36.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-13more like thismore than 2016-10-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Hours: EU Law more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to safeguard the provisions of the EU Working Time Directive once Article 50 has been triggered. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 48602 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-18more like thismore than 2016-10-18
star this property answer text <p>This Government has clearly stated that we do not need to be part of the EU to have strong protections for workers' rights, and that we will not roll back EU rights in the workplace. The steps to be taken to safeguard the provision of various pieces of employment legislation, including the Working Time Directive, are still being decided, as part of a much wider legislative piece of work.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2016-10-18T13:45:55.617Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-18T13:45:55.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-20more like thismore than 2016-10-20
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Hours: EU Law more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that the rights contained in the Working Time Regulations 1998 will be (a) protected in the long-term and (b) retained in legislation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Erdington more like this
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Jack Dromey more like this
star this property uin 49601 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-25more like thismore than 2016-10-25
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>As a Government, we have been clear that we will do nothing to undermine workers’ rights. All law in this area at the time of exit will be brought under UK law as part of the Great Repeal Bill, ensuring continuity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 49600 more like this
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less than 2016-10-25T08:16:02.437Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-25T08:16:02.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jack Dromey more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Hours: EU Law more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the future operation of the Working Time Directive in the UK after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney more like this
star this property uin 120058 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-20more like thismore than 2017-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government has firmly committed to protect workers’ rights, and the Withdrawal Bill will ensure that EU-derived employment rights, including those under the Working Time Regulations, will continue to be in force via domestic law after the UK has left the EU. On 11 December 2017, the Government published draft statutory instruments to illustrate how the proposed amendments will ensure the legal framework that provides for employment rights continues to operate effectively after exiting the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The draft statutory instruments and an accompanying explanatory note can be found by searching ‘Withdrawal Bill’ on the Gov.uk website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-12-20T12:51:56.097Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-20T12:51:56.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Hours: EU Law more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of the full-time workforce choose to opt out of the Working Time Directive. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 120486 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not routinely collect comprehensive information about how many workers opt-out of the 48 hour maximum working week.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Department conducted a review of the impact of the Working Time Regulations in 2014. The review reports roughly one third (32 per cent) of British workplaces had at least one employee who had signed an opt-out agreement in 2011.</p><p> </p><p>Labour Force Survey analysis shows that the proportion of employees usually working over 48 hours a week has also declined over time. 13 per cent of all employees worked over 48 hours a week in 2013, compared to 18 per cent in 1997.</p><p> </p><p>More information can be found in the Department’s review of the impact of the Working Time Regulations:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/389676/bis-14-1287-the-impact-of-the-working-time-regulations-on-the-uk-labour-market-a-review-of-evidence.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/389676/bis-14-1287-the-impact-of-the-working-time-regulations-on-the-uk-labour-market-a-review-of-evidence.pdf</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2018-01-08T16:09:22.74Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-08T16:09:22.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Whisky: Scotland more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing the Scotch whisky industry with a sectoral deal to promote its competitiveness and growth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 7338 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
star this property answer text <p>As part of the Industrial Strategy Government we are supporting sectors across the economy to grow, invest and reach their potential. Our new approach challenges sectors to upgrade through “Sector Deals” - an ‘open door’ challenge to industry to come to us with proposals to transform their sector.</p><p> </p><p>In June 2017 my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State wrote to the CEO of the Scotch Whisky Association welcoming their intention to develop proposals for a sector deal for the Scotch Whisky sector. We look forward to working closely with the sector.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-09-07T14:13:41.467Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-07T14:13:41.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Warm Home Discount Scheme: Families more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of including low-income families with young children in the core group of those eligible for the Warm Home Discount. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 7489 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-13more like thismore than 2017-09-13
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that low income families with children represent a significant proportion of households in fuel poverty. That is why the Broader Group of Warm Home Discount recipients is focused on working age households, including those with children. The Digital Economy Act will provide Government with the opportunity to help obligated energy suppliers to better target fuel poor households through data matching, including low income families.</p><p>The Act received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017. The Regulations which will commence those powers are expected to come into force in spring 2018. It is the Department’s intention to consult on the future of the Warm Home Discount in 2018 and that the consultation will cover eligibility.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-09-13T14:15:04.053Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-13T14:15:04.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this