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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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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 remove filter
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, whether he is taking steps to end the use of zero hour contracts. 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 220219 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 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>Both the Government and independent research have identified that zero hours contracts are beneficial for the labour market as they allow flexibility for both employers and individuals. The latest figures show that only 2.4% of the UK’s workforce are on a zero hours contracts because, for that small proportion, that may be the right contract for them.</p><p> </p><p>In the Review of Modern Working Practices, Matthew Taylor said that banning zero hours contracts altogether “would negatively impact many more people than it helped&quot;. We agree with his assessment and have committed to bring forward legislation to introduce the right to request a more predictable and stable contract for all workers, including those on zero hours contracts. This will allow individuals and businesses to strike the right balance between flexibility and job security.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T16:28:57.997Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this