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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Office: Herbert Smith Freehills 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 Answer of 16 July 2019 Question 275136, when Herbert Smith Freehills was added to the list of law firms enlisted to provide legal support to Post Office Limited. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
unstar this property uin 278413 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p /><p>While the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business.  Operational matters, such as the choice of legal representations, are commercial decisions for the Post Office to take.. I have therefore asked Alisdair Cameron, the Group interim Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to the hon Member on this matter. A copy of his reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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less than 2019-07-31T16:11:40.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T16:11:40.523Z
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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 Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1139938
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Office: Herbert Smith Freehills 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 tendering process was followed prior to inclusion of Herbert Smith Freehills in the list of law firms able to provide legal services to Post Office Limited. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
unstar this property uin 278414 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 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>While the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. Operational matters, such as the choice of legal representation, are commercial decisions for the for the Post Office.  I have therefore asked Alisdair Cameron, the Group interim Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to the hon Member on this matter. A copy of his reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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less than 2019-07-31T16:12:35.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T16:12:35.49Z
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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 Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1137818
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Office: Herbert Smith Freehills 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 Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 272157, in what capacity the law firm Herbert Smith Freehills is acting on behalf of Post Office Limited; and for what reason that firm was not listed in the six law firms framework agreement, as outlined in Question 272157. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
unstar this property uin 275136 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>A reference to Herbert Smith Freehills was omitted from my answer to Question 272157 inadvertently. I can confirm that the six law firms previously listed provide legal support to Post Office Limited and are permitted to subcontract to others within the terms of their contract with the Post Office. In addition, Post Office Limited has instructed Herbert Smith Freehills in respect of the Group Litigation.</p><p> </p><p>The selection of law firms to provide legal services to Post Office Limited is an operational matter for the company in which Government plays no role.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T15:32:29.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:32:29.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star 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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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1136607
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Office: Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, who attended the summit for the sub-postmasters pay review which was announced and convened on 13 June 2019; and when that group is next scheduled to meet. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
unstar this property uin 272781 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the key role postmasters play in ensuring Post Office branches thrive and remain at the heart of communities across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services.</p><p> </p><p>Below is the list of attendees from the working group meeting which took place on Thursday 13 June 2019:</p><p> </p><ol><li>Kelly Tolhurst – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy</li><li>Carl Creswell – Director, Professional Business Services, Retail and Post</li><li>Calum Greenhow – Chief Executive Officer, NFSP</li><li>Peter Hall – Head of Policy and Research, NFSP</li><li>Tim Boothman – Chair and Director for the North West, NFSP</li><li>Stuart Rogers – Executive Director (South West), NFSP and Postmaster of Ashburton Post Office.</li><li>Alisdair Cameron – Interim Chief Executive Officer, Post Office Limited</li><li>Debbie Smith – Chief Executive, Retail, Post Office Limited</li><li>Alice Cookson – Head of Corporate Affairs, Post Office Limited</li><li>Nick Beal – Head of Agents &amp; Development, Post Office Limited</li></ol><p> </p><p>Other members of the Post Office Policy team also attended this meeting.</p><p> </p><p>The date of the next working group meeting will reconvene on 15 October at 9 am.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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less than 2019-07-10T11:24:31.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:24:31.007Z
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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 Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1136608
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Office: Pay 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 the terms of reference are of the sub-postmasters pay review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
unstar this property uin 272782 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>While the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business.</p><p>The review of Postmasters Pay is being undertaken internally by Post Office Limited. As such, the terms of reference of the review are an operational matter for Post Office Limited. I have therefore asked Alisdair Cameron, the Group interim Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to the hon Member on this matter. A copy of his reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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less than 2019-07-10T11:24:41.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:24:41.52Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1136609
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Office: Pay 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 the timescale is for the sub-postmasters pay review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
unstar this property uin 272783 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Post Office Limited’s review of postmaster pay is expected to be concluded in the Autumn and the implementation of the recommendations is expected to happen in the 2020/21 financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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less than 2019-07-10T11:25:16.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:25:16.47Z
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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 Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1136610
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Office: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what funding has been made available by the Post Office Ltd to pay for the outcome of the sub-postmasters pay review; and whether that funding is to be additional money to pay sub-postmasters. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
unstar this property uin 272784 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The postmasters pay review is being conducted internally by Post Office Limited. Post Office Limited has returned to profitability after 16 years of losses and the Company is now exploring ways to share the growing income more widely with postmasters.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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less than 2019-07-10T11:25:26.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:25:26.277Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1136611
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Office: Pay 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 the Post Office Ltd will be required to ballot all postmasters on the outcome of the sub-postmasters pay review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
unstar this property uin 272785 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>While the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. The review of Postmasters Pay is being undertaken internally by Post Office Limited and is therefore an operational matter for Post Office Limited. I have asked Alisdair Cameron, the Group interim Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to the hon Member on this matter. A copy of his reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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less than 2019-07-10T11:25:34.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:25:34.387Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1136612
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Office: Pay 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 the Subpostmasters Pay Review will ensure that Postmasters will not receive less than the national minimum wage after the deduction of legitimate expenses for each hour they are required to work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
unstar this property uin 272786 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Since the start of the Network Transformation Programme in 2012 it has become crucial for Post Office services to be combined with a good retail offer to be successful. The complementary nature of the two businesses operating together enable the retailer to maximise profits in today’s competitive retail environment.</p><p> </p><p>Postmasters are self-employed, independent businesspeople and therefore National Minimum Wage legislation does not apply. However, Government and Post Office Limited are committed to ensure that running a Post Office is attractive and sustainable for postmasters and the review of postmasters pay will focus on achieving this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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less than 2019-07-10T11:25:40.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:25:40.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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1136613
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Office: Pay 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 the Subpostmaster Pay Review will include provisions for the Sub Postmaster to be paid for annual leave to conform with the Working Time Regulations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones remove filter
unstar this property uin 272787 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The aim of this review is to carry out a comprehensive assessment of postmasters’ remuneration from post office products and identify products and services that could see an increase in the variable fees paid to postmasters.</p><p> </p><p>Government is committed to ensuring that running a post office is attractive and sustainable for postmasters, who are self-employed, independent business owners. By virtue of their self-employed status, annual leave entitlements and the Working Time Regulations do not apply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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less than 2019-07-10T11:25:53.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:25:53.99Z
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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 Mr Kevan Jones more like this