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star this property date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience 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, Innovation and Skills, what steps the Government has taken in response to the recommendation in the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission's report, State of the Nation 2014: Social Mobility and Child Poverty in Great Britain, published in October 2014, that unpaid internships should be eliminated by 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Phil Boswell more like this
star this property uin 11169 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 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes in fair wages for fair work and opportunity for all. When an intern meets the legal definition of a worker they must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage. We actively promote fair and open access to paid internships through the BIS-funded Graduate Talent Pool, and our Social Mobility Business Compact and Common Best Practice Code for High Quality Internships ask employers to ensure that any internships they offer are advertised openly and transparently and are paid fairly. We have also made it simpler to name and shame employers that do not comply with national minimum wage regulations and, in addition, complaints from interns are now fast-tracked by HMRC.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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11018 more like this
11168 more like this
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less than 2015-10-20T09:33:29.033Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-20T09:33:29.033Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles remove filter
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4388
star this property label Biography information for Philip Boswell more like this
419824
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps the Government (a) has taken and (b) plans to take in response to the finding in the Institute for Public Policy Research's report, Why Interns Need a Fair Wage, published in July 2010, that the system of unpaid internships excludes young people who come from less well-off families and ensures that certain industries and professions continue to be dominated from particular backgrounds, perpetuating inequality and dampening opportunities for social mobility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Phil Boswell more like this
star this property uin 11168 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 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes in fair wages for fair work and opportunity for all. When an intern meets the legal definition of a worker they must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage. We actively promote fair and open access to paid internships through the BIS-funded Graduate Talent Pool, and our Social Mobility Business Compact and Common Best Practice Code for High Quality Internships ask employers to ensure that any internships they offer are advertised openly and transparently and are paid fairly. We have also made it simpler to name and shame employers that do not comply with national minimum wage regulations and, in addition, complaints from interns are now fast-tracked by HMRC.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
11018 more like this
11169 more like this
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less than 2015-10-20T09:33:28.793Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-20T09:33:28.793Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles remove filter
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4388
star this property label Biography information for Philip Boswell more like this
420380
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps the Government (a) has taken and (b) plans to take in response to the finding on page 99 of the Final Report of the Panel on Fair Access to the Professions that internships operate as part of an informal economy where opportunities depend on personal contacts rather than ability. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Phil Boswell more like this
star this property uin 11018 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 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes in fair wages for fair work and opportunity for all. When an intern meets the legal definition of a worker they must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage. We actively promote fair and open access to paid internships through the BIS-funded Graduate Talent Pool, and our Social Mobility Business Compact and Common Best Practice Code for High Quality Internships ask employers to ensure that any internships they offer are advertised openly and transparently and are paid fairly. We have also made it simpler to name and shame employers that do not comply with national minimum wage regulations and, in addition, complaints from interns are now fast-tracked by HMRC.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
11168 more like this
11169 more like this
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less than 2015-10-20T09:33:28.95Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-20T09:33:28.95Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles remove filter
star this property tabling member
4388
star this property label Biography information for Philip Boswell more like this
433904
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2015 to Question 11169, what discussions the Government has had with the devolved administrations on the recommendation in the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission's report, State of the Nation 2014: Social Mobility and Child Poverty in Great Britain, published in October 2014, that unpaid internships should be eliminated by 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Phil Boswell more like this
star this property uin 18611 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 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
star this property answer text <p>No formal discussions on unpaid internships have taken place between the UK Government and the devolved administrations following the publication of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission’s report in October 2014. The UK Government recognises that a number of the levers that can be used to influence social mobility are the responsibility of the devolved administrations, and we are keen to work closely with all partners to help improve social mobility across the United Kingdom.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-01-18T17:08:37.313Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-18T17:08:37.313Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles remove filter
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4388
star this property label Biography information for Philip Boswell more like this
455192
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many representations he has received on the exploitation of unpaid trials in the (a) service, (b) print and (c) retail sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 28558 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 2016-03-09more like thismore than 2016-03-09
star this property answer text <p>My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, BIS Ministers and officials are in frequent contact with a wide range of stakeholders on labour market issues, including issues around internships. The Low Pay Commission also consults on a range of issues, including internships, and submits its findings to Government each year to inform its recommendations on the National Minimum Wage. We are not aware of any recent, formal representations relating only to exploitation of unpaid interns in the specified sectors.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-03-09T11:52:09.407Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-09T11:52:09.407Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles remove filter
star this property tabling member
4473
star this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
455193
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of the exploitation of unpaid trials in at-risk sectors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 28559 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 2016-03-11more like thismore than 2016-03-11
star this property answer text <p>Entitlement to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) applies where someone meets the criteria of a worker. There is no legal or consistently-used definition of an internship and therefore no authoritative, single assessment of their prevalence, unpaid or otherwise. However, the Low Pay Commission 2015 Report on the National Minimum Wage sets out their findings from the evidence they have collated as well as research that they have commissioned to assess the prevalence of unpaid internships.</p><p>The Government works to promote high-quality, paid internships through improved codes of practice, awareness campaigns and changes to the BIS-sponsored Graduate Talent Pool. We also continue to tackle exploitation. The Government invested over £13m in 2015/16 to ensure enforcement of the NMW and we continue to name and shame employers who break minimum wage law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-03-11T17:00:06.107Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-11T17:00:06.107Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles remove filter
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4473
star this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
528539
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-24more like thismore than 2016-06-24
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has to gather data on the prevalence of paid and unpaid internships. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Copeland more like this
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Mr Jamie Reed more like this
star this property uin 41208 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 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no current plans to quantify the number of paid and unpaid interns. There is no legal definition of an intern, but all those who qualify as ‘workers’ are entitled to the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-07-04T09:32:33.457Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-04T09:32:33.457Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles remove filter
star this property tabling member
1503
star this property label Biography information for Mr Jamie Reed more like this
528540
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-24more like thismore than 2016-06-24
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what his policy is on introducing a legal or standard definition of an internship. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Copeland more like this
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Mr Jamie Reed more like this
star this property uin 41209 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 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to create a legal or standard definition of an internship.</p><p>Depending on the reality of the employment relationship an intern could be classed as a worker, an employee or a volunteer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-07-04T09:29:24.937Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-04T09:29:24.937Z
star this property answering member
3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles remove filter
star this property tabling member
1503
star this property label Biography information for Mr Jamie Reed more like this
530678
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star this property date less than 2016-06-30more like thismore than 2016-06-30
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience 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 Education, what steps her Department is taking to encourage employers to provide work experience opportunities to people in full-time education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
star this property uin 41558 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 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
star this property answer text <p>We want young people to have opportunities to engage with employers and the world of work throughout their education. This should be an age appropriate approach which begins with work discovery activities in primary school.</p><p>We recognise that older children will benefit from an increasing range of employer interventions including inspiring talks, mentoring and work experience. That is why the employer-led Careers &amp; Enterprise Company is increasing the level of employer input into schools and colleges. For example, by rolling out its Enterprise Adviser Network, which works closely with Local Enterprise Partnerships to connect employees from firms of all sizes to schools through a network of volunteer enterprise advisers drawn from business.</p><p>We want more young people to have the opportunity to take part in high quality work experience that helps to prepare them for the workplace and develop the employability skills that employers require. Work experience and work placements should be an integral part of most students’ 16-19 study programmes.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-07-05T13:44:06.703Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-05T13:44:06.703Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles remove filter
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4037
star this property label Biography information for Tom Blenkinsop more like this