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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Business: Registration 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 assessment he has made of the effect of online business registration on registration rates; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 202986 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>There is no register covering all businesses in the UK. The Registrar of Companies registers a subset of businesses and provides online registration for those businesses that register as companies or limited liability partnerships. HMRC registers sole traders for tax purposes.</p><p>Online incorporation via software filing agents was introduced in July 2001, followed in April 2010 by the launch of the Citizen Incorporation service via Companies House Webfiling. The number of companies on the register has almost doubled, from 1.66 million at the end of March 2001 to 3.25 million at March 2014. In the financial year 2013/14, 98% of all new companies were incorporated electronically.</p><p>Companies House has carried out several studies to identify the main factors contributing to the increasing trend for company incorporations. This is attributed to a number of combined factors, such as the benefits of limited liability, changes to tax legislation and developments in the wider UK economy. There is no indication that the electronic enablement of company registration in itself has acted as a direct driver for the increase in new company registration rates, as just one of the methods the Government has used to help reduce the burden on business and the costs of running a company. This in turn has helped to make the UK one of the best places to set up and run a company.</p><p>Electronic services have also enabled Companies House to absorb the significant additional workload resulting from the growing register, make organisational efficiency savings and pass these efficiencies on to customers in the form of lower fees. For incorporation, the UK charges some of the lowest fees in the World.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T16:05:48.5739461Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T16:05:48.5739461Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
65106
star this property registered interest false 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
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances more like this
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 discussions he has had on proposed changes to the disabled students' allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Ives more like this
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Andrew George more like this
star this property uin 904635 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Interdepartmental Ministerial Group on Disability, which I attend, has discussed the proposed changes to the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). The changes should improve the effectiveness of the scheme, and ensure that there is a proper balance between the responsibility of Higher Education Institutions to make reasonable adjustments and a central scheme, the DSA, that provides funding direct to students. The purpose of these allowances is not fundamentally changing.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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less than 2014-07-03T14:48:24.315385Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T14:48:24.315385Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew George more like this
64639
star this property registered interest false 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
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Apprentices more like this
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 apprentices there are in his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
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Andrew Jones more like this
star this property uin 203019 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>BIS currently employs 58 apprentices. A further 10 apprentices will be appointed under the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship scheme in September 2014.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T15:47:21.1920127Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T15:47:21.1920127Z
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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 Andrew Jones more like this
64739
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Foreign Investment in UK more like this
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 he is taking to encourage foreign direct investment from member states of the Commonwealth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 203187 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
star this property answer text <p>UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has operations in 39 Commonwealth countries.</p><p>During the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, UKTI, the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and the Commonwealth Business Council are delivering a business conference for 200 Commonwealth business leaders.</p><p>The UK Government is also organising a British Business House during the Games, which will highlight to Commonwealth businesses the benefits of investing in the UK.</p><p>Regular ministerial visits and trade missions to Commonwealth countries are used to promote the UK's competitive business environment and opportunities in the UK for foreign direct investment.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2014-07-09T16:06:50.3869289Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T16:06:50.3869289Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
64650
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Conditions of Employment more like this
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 potential effect of the Flexible Working Regulations 2014 on workers with zero hours contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 203174 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Under the new regulations, which were brought into force on the 30 June, all employees with 26 continuous weeks of service have the right to request flexible working from their employer. Individuals on zero hours contracts, and who are employees, can request a change in their contracts which could also include a request to move to a fixed hours contract.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Individuals on zero hours contracts may be employees or workers, depending on the contract agreed between them and their employer. The Government does not keep records on the proportion of individual zero hours contracts workers on either employee or worker contracts.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>While individuals on zero hour contracts, and who are not employees, do not have a statutory right to request flexible working, they can make an informal request to their employer to vary their hours or their working pattern. An employer can also choose to offer contractual rights that are more generous than those provided for in statute.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-07-03T14:45:09.4096601Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T14:45:09.4096601Z
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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 Ian Murray more like this
64647
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Students: Loans 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, Innovation and Skills, how often his Department calculates the RAB charge on student loans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
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Mr Liam Byrne more like this
star this property uin 203052 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The RAB charge on student loans is updated when the Office for Budget Responsibility updates its macro economic forecasts, which normally happens two or three times a year. Another update happens annually, when the Student Loans Company provides the Department with updated loans data.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T15:42:59.2661441Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T15:42:59.2661441Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liam Byrne more like this
64648
star this property registered interest false 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
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Government Office for Science 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, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) women and (b) men are employed in the Government Office for Science. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
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Mr Liam Byrne more like this
star this property uin 203053 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>As at 30 June 2014, the Government Office for Science employed 95 staff in total. Of those, 39 were women and 56 were men.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T15:45:32.9487684Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T15:45:32.9487684Z
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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 Liam Byrne more like this
64629
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Exports more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they are expecting to announce the interim measures to improve the retail export scheme. more like this
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Lord Lee of Trafford more like this
star this property uin HL712 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government launched the Retail Industry International Action Plan in March 2013. The plan has two main elements which aims to deliver £500 million of value to the UK economy and assist 1,000 UK companies:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>1. We are assisting UK retailers to grow internationally through global campaigns in high growth markets such as China, India, the ASEAN markets and Emerging Europe. The work has included taking 250 companies to new markets through high level trade missions and we anticipate taking another 150 during this financial year. We are supporting UK retailers to participate in activities overseas, such as the World Retail Congress series of events, and targeting UK consumer goods exporters/retailers at trade shows in the UK to offer export assistance.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2. HMG are committed to deliver support to UK consumer goods exporters/retailers seeking to grow globally through online channels. As part of this programme UKTI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TMall (part of the Alibaba Group) to help UK companies sell via China's largest internet retailer. We are now in the process of negotiating MoUs with a number of leading platforms across the globe. We will be officially launching the e-Exporting programme in Autumn 2014. We are recruiting Digital Specialists who will work with UKTI's International Trade Advisors to bring the skills UK companies require to succeed in this fast growing area of commerce.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T10:44:26.36381Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T10:44:26.36381Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lee of Trafford more like this
64640
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 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, if he will take steps to implement section 74 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 before the end of the current parliamentary session; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hove more like this
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Mike Weatherley more like this
star this property uin 202992 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government intends to implement section 74 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, with appropriate transitional provisions, before the end of the current Parliamentary session, following public consultation on those transitional provisions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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less than 2014-07-03T15:01:31.3727181Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T15:01:31.3727181Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Weatherley more like this
64641
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 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 assessment his Department has made of the complaints received by the European Consumer Centres' Network against UK-registered companies involved in the copying of artistic design articles as a result of the time taken to implement section 74 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hove more like this
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Mike Weatherley more like this
star this property uin 202993 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The European Consumer Centre Network is primarily involved in cross-border consumer disputes with traders. The Government does not intervene in such complaints. Nor has it received any information from the Network in relation to complaints against UK-registered companies involved in the copying of artistic design articles. Accordingly, the Government has made no assessment of such complaints.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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less than 2014-07-03T15:02:42.0503455Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T15:02:42.0503455Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Weatherley more like this