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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Females more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to address the gender pay gap in the financial sector and to increase female representation at board level in FTSE100 companies; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hackney North and Stoke Newington more like this
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Ms Diane Abbott more like this
star this property uin 215168 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The gender pay gap in the UK is at an historic low. In the financial &amp; insurance activities sector, the overall gender pay gap is (including both part time and full time workers) down from 44.3% in 2011 to 40.2% in 2014. However, the sector still has a completely unacceptable pay gap of around twice the national average, so more needs to be done. We are strongly encouraging more girls to consider maths and science-related careers through the “Your Life” initiative. Women in the sector will also benefit from the many other measures we are taking to drive the pay gap down further, including extending flexible working to all employees; introducing Shared Parental Leave; and bringing in new childcare tax provisions. We are also providing free software to companies for them to calculate any pay gaps and to analyse the causes of them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK takes a voluntary approach increasing the numbers of women on boards. We are making progress with the Lord Davies business-led initiative to achieve 25% women on boards by 2015 and have moved from 12.5% to nearly 23% of women on the boards of the top 100 companies since 2011. For the first time, every board of Britain’s top 100 companies has at least one woman. Government will continue to work closely with investors, regulators, head hunters and businesses to implement his recommendation of 25% women on boards by 2015.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2014-11-26T16:39:26.693Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T16:39:26.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Diane Abbott more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Flexible Working 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, how many and what proportion of (a) women and (b) men have made a statutory application to request flexible working in his Department; and how many of those applications have been granted to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 215176 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills operates a flexible working policy that enables employees to work flexibly wherever possible and where this meets the needs of the business. We have been offering our employees the opportunity to work flexibly since April 2012.</p><p>Decisions on how this operates for an individual employee, and consideration of statutory applications to request flexible working, are managed by line managers at a local level.</p><p>We do not hold central records on this and there would therefore be a disproportionate cost incurred in collecting this information from our line managers.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2014-11-24T15:09:37.92Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T15:09:37.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Emigration: Skilled Workers 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, Innovation and Skills, what research he has commissioned on the economic loss incurred as a result of the emigration of highly-skilled workers from the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 215135 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p>No such work has been commissioned to date.</p><p> </p><p>In the year ending March 2014 net migration to the UK, the difference between the number of people entering and leaving the UK, stood at +243,000.</p><p> </p><p>Latest figures from the ONS show that 316,000 emigrated from the UK whilst 560,000 immigrated to it. Of those emigrating 131,000 were UK citizens, accounting for 41% of the total numbers, and of this number 57% emigrated for work related reasons, (although there is no clarification whether the work was highly skilled or not).</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2014-11-25T14:56:27.107Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T14:56:27.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Remembrance Day more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with his Ministerial colleagues on the creation of a new bank holiday on 11 November to honour the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Worcestershire more like this
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Sir Peter Luff more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>The Government regularly receives requests for additional bank and public holidays to celebrate a variety of occasions. We have had many suggestions for the creation of a bank holiday after Remembrance Sunday, to celebrate the contribution of the armed forces. We fully understand the support for the idea, as our armed forces do a tremendous job and sadly some make the ultimate sacrifice for our country.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We believe however that Remembrance Sunday is the most fitting way to commemorate our armed forces, and so we have no plans to observe their achievements and their great sacrifices by means of a new bank holiday.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We also have to bear in mind the costs of additional bank holidays. The most recent assessment for the Diamond Jubilee is that a bank holiday across the whole of the UK costs employers around £1.2bn.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2014-11-25T11:02:12.47Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T11:02:12.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Peter Luff more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Post Office Card Account more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with the Department for Work and Pensions about the future of the Post Office card account after the current contract ends in March 2015; and when he expects a decision on this matter to be announced. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
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Teresa Pearce more like this
star this property uin 215313 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text <p>I regularly discuss matters relating to Post Office Ltd with colleagues, including those from the Department for Work and Pensions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is not involved in commercial negotiations between other Departments and Post Office Ltd. Post Office Ltd and the Department for Work and Pensions are currently discussing the future of the Post Office card account and an announcement will be made when these discussions are concluded.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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less than 2014-11-26T15:03:18.683Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T15:03:18.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Teresa Pearce more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Consumers: Protection more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of consolidating Government schemes relating to the accreditation of tradespeople. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Ann McKechin more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government aims to foster greater collaboration between schemes aimed at protecting the consumer as it believes that such collaborations will both enhance clarity and protection to the consumer and thus further marginalise the unscrupulous trader. To support these ambitions relevant Departments are engaged in exploratory discussions to foster closer working between government-sponsored schemes in the home repair, maintenance and improvement (RMI) market.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson remove filter
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less than 2014-11-25T13:08:48.83Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T13:08:48.83Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ann McKechin more like this