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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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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, what safeguards his Department has put in place to protect people employed on zero-hours contracts from exploitation by their employers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Airdrie and Shotts more like this
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Neil Gray more like this
star this property uin 4889 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 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>This Government is clear that zero hours contracts should not be considered as an alternative to proper business planning or used as a permanent arrangement if it is not justifiable. They play a small but important part in the labour market, allowing flexibility for both employers and individuals. People on zero-hour contracts make up less than 3 per cent of the workforce and almost 70 per cent are happy with the number of hours they work, according to the latest ONS Labour Force Survey research (March 2015).</p><p>In May 2015 Government banned the use of exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts so that people cannot be prevented from looking for or working elsewhere when their employer does not guarantee work.</p><p>Matthew Taylor in his Review of Modern Working Practices has proposed some reforms around zero-hour contracts and Government will consider the whole report carefully and make a full response later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James remove filter
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less than 2017-07-18T15:16:52.28Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T15:16:52.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Gray more like this