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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Flexible Working more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support increased (a) home and flexible working and (b) provision of co-working spaces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Sir Vince Cable more like this
star this property uin 253477 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>Government is actively supporting good quality flexible working, of which home working can be part, and the provision of co-working spaces.</p><p>We have set up, with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Flexible Working Taskforce to promote wider understanding and implementation of inclusive flexible work and working practices. In January this year the Taskforce published a business case, supporting guidance and its members committed to support and promote the “Happy to Talk Flexible Working” campaign.</p><p>We have committed to consult on a new duty on employers to consider when a job can be done flexibly, and make that clear when advertising.</p><p>We have also committed to review the statutory right to request flexible working in 2020 and have commissioned some of the surveys to gather data for that work.</p><p>Through the Local Enterprise Partnership we promote economic growth and jobs in local areas. In order to deliver this objective, some LEPs have supported the creation of co-working spaces alongside advice and other support for business start-ups. This is being done in a number of ways, including through Growth Hubs and innovation centres.</p>
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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less than 2019-05-16T13:38:13.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T13:38:13.76Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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1126017
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Flexible Working 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the contribution to the economy of home and flexible working. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Sir Vince Cable more like this
star this property uin 253478 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>We carried out an impact assessment in 2014 on the extension of the statutory right to request flexible working, estimating a total benefit (net present value) of £474.9 million. This figure incorporates monetised benefits relating to the extension of the right to request to all employees with 26 weeks continuous service and therefore does not take into account the flexible working among parents and carers that was already taking place prior to the extension.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently reviewing the 2014 extension of the right to request Flexible working to all eligible employees. The review will test the economic assumptions underpinning the cost-benefit analysis in the original impact assessment.</p> more like this
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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less than 2019-05-16T13:38:20Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T13:38:20Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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1121904
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Whirlpool Corporation: Tumble Dryers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many instances the Office for Product Safety and Standards found of Whirlpool’s tumble dryer modification being applied incorrectly (a) in the machines it has tested and (b) in the tumble dryers of Whirlpool customers it assessed as part of its inquiry into that company’s modification programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Sir Vince Cable more like this
star this property uin 245584 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) published the findings of its review of Whirlpool’s tumble dryer modification programme on 4 April.</p><p> </p><p>The review explored whether Whirlpool’s technical modification, designed to further reduce the risk of lint fires arising from its tumble dryers, was effective in both design and installation. The review concluded that there is a low risk of harm or injury from lint fires in modified machines and that the modification reduced the level of risk.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the review OPSS considered the quality assurance used by Whirlpool when undertaking the modifications in consumers’ homes and OPSS purchased 20 used tumble dryers from online sales sites that appeared to have been modified at some point. Examination of these machines revealed variations from Whirlpool’s specifications for the modifications. It was not possible to establish the history of individual machines including whether, when and how the machine had been modified. It was not therefore possible to draw firm conclusions regarding the cause of these variations. OPSS has therefore written to Whirlpool requiring them to set up a more rigorous system of quality assurance, including a programme of examinations of dryers that have been used by consumers, to ensure modifications are correctly installed. OPSS will scrutinise Whirlpool’s actions against these requirements.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 245585 more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T09:39:09.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T09:39:09.107Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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1121905
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Whirlpool Corporation: Tumble Dryers 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many of the modified Whirlpool tumble dryers tested by the Office for Product Safety and Standards as part of its review of Whirlpool’s modification programme displayed, as stated under the terms of that review, discrepancies between Whirlpool’s specifications for the modifications and the condition of the machines as found. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Sir Vince Cable more like this
star this property uin 245585 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 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) published the findings of its review of Whirlpool’s tumble dryer modification programme on 4 April.</p><p> </p><p>The review explored whether Whirlpool’s technical modification, designed to further reduce the risk of lint fires arising from its tumble dryers, was effective in both design and installation. The review concluded that there is a low risk of harm or injury from lint fires in modified machines and that the modification reduced the level of risk.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the review OPSS considered the quality assurance used by Whirlpool when undertaking the modifications in consumers’ homes and OPSS purchased 20 used tumble dryers from online sales sites that appeared to have been modified at some point. Examination of these machines revealed variations from Whirlpool’s specifications for the modifications. It was not possible to establish the history of individual machines including whether, when and how the machine had been modified. It was not therefore possible to draw firm conclusions regarding the cause of these variations. OPSS has therefore written to Whirlpool requiring them to set up a more rigorous system of quality assurance, including a programme of examinations of dryers that have been used by consumers, to ensure modifications are correctly installed. OPSS will scrutinise Whirlpool’s actions against these requirements.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 245584 more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T09:39:09.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T09:39:09.157Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit 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 January 2019 to Question 207549 on Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit, how much of the £375 million allocated to his Department for Brexit preparations in 2018-19 and 2019-20 has been allocated to preparing for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Sir Vince Cable more like this
star this property uin 213893 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury has allocated over £4.2 billion of additional funding to departments and the Devolved Administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This breaks down as:</p><p> </p><ul><li>£412m of additional funding over the spending review period for the Department for Exiting the European Union, Department for International Trade and the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office at Autumn Statement 2016.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>£286m of additional funding for 17/18 (a full breakdown of which can be found in Supplementary Estimates 17/18: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/679738/PU2137_Supplementary_estimates_web.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/679738/PU2137_Supplementary_estimates_web.pdf</a>.)</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Over £1.5bn of additional funding for 18/19. A full breakdown of the allocations can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement, HCWS540, made on the 13th March, 2018:</li></ul><p>(<a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/</a>)</p><p> </p><ul><li>Over £2bn of additional funding for 19/20. A full breakdown of the allocations can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement, HCWS1205, made on the 18th December, 2018: (<a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-12-18/HCWS1205/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-12-18/HCWS1205/</a>)</li></ul><p> </p><p>In the financial year 2018/19, BEIS was allocated an additional £185.1m for EU exit work by HM Treasury. The equivalent figure for 2019/20 is £190m. No-deal funding is aggregated as part of the Department’s overall spend and therefore cannot be reported separately.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2019-02-04T13:10:38.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T13:10:38.85Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much money his Department has allocated for preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal to date; how much of that funding has been made by way of ministerial direction; and for what functions that funding has been allocated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Sir Vince Cable more like this
star this property uin 207549 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>This information is available publicly online and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/</a></p><p><a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-12-18/HCWS1205/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-12-18/HCWS1205/</a></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-preparations-beis-ministerial-direction" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-preparations-beis-ministerial-direction</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T13:40:24.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T13:40:24.46Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Conditions of Employment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the definition of worker in employment law to clarify and strengthen the rights of off-payroll workers, dependent contractors and participants in the gig economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Sir Vince Cable more like this
star this property uin 167871 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to providing clarity for businesses and individuals on employment status. As Matthew Taylor identified in his review, this is a complex issue and is one of the major challenges for public policy.</p><p> </p><p>We therefore need to take time to consider how best to achieve change that works for all. We received over 160 detailed responses to the Employment Status Consultation. We are currently analysing the responses and will respond in due course.</p> more like this
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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less than 2018-09-05T10:38:55.04Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-05T10:38:55.04Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Manufacturing Industries 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support British manufacturing firms to diversify into new (a) consumer and (b) overseas markets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Sir Vince Cable more like this
star this property uin 146701 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s Industrial Strategy has set out a long-term approach to boost the UK’s productivity growth and ensure that we’re building an economy fit for the future. Our White Paper has set out a range of measures aimed at increasing investment from the private and public sector and includes a commitment to increase total R&amp;D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027. The Government will support UK priorities in key areas of innovation through investing in the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, with over £1.7bn committed so far through the first two waves. One example is the £246m Faraday Battery Challenge to position the UK to be at the cutting edge of battery technology. We have also just held an open Expressions of Interest process for potential programmes for a third wave of the Challenge Fund.</p><p> </p><p>As we leave the EU we remain committed to making the UK the best place in Europe to own and grow a business. The Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have dedicated teams who promote the UK as a destination for investment into manufacturing and to boost trade from UK manufacturing companies abroad. In 2016/17, on marine, for example, the DIT High Value Campaign programme secured around £214 million of UK Exports; the Aerospace team supported over £7 billion of aerospace exports; and the DIT rail team recorded overseas export wins to the value of £323million, including manufactured goods.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-06-04T14:47:56.467Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-04T14:47:56.467Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport: Environment Protection 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 he has made an assessment of potential restrictions on national economic activity that will be needed in order to meet targets set in the Climate Change Act 2008 should the expansion at Heathrow Airport proceed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Sir Vince Cable more like this
star this property uin 146711 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-31more like thismore than 2018-05-31
star this property answer text <p>As noted in the revised draft Airports National Policy Statement, the Government agrees with the Airports Commission’s assessment that a new runway at Heathrow can be delivered within the UK’s climate change obligations.</p><p> </p><p>We are a world leader in clean growth. Between 1990 and 2016, the UK reduced its emissions by over 40 per cent while growing the economy by more than two thirds – the best performance in the G7 on a per person basis. The Government has put clean growth at the heart of its Industrial Strategy, in order to drive economic growth while meeting our emission reduction targets.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-05-31T09:40:08.96Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-31T09:40:08.96Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-13more like thismore than 2018-04-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Business Premises more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information the Government holds on the proportion of UK businesses that (a) own their own premises and (b) rent their premises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Sir Vince Cable more like this
star this property uin 135256 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-18more like thismore than 2018-04-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold this information for the entire UK business population.</p><p> </p><p>However, it is available for UK small and medium-sized enterprises (fewer than 250 employees), which account for over 99% of the total UK business population.</p><p>In 2016, the distribution of business premises ownership for UK small and medium-sized enterprises was as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Ownership status of business premises</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Proportion</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rented from a private or commercial landlord</p></td><td><p>43%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Owned by business</p></td><td><p>40%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Leased</p></td><td><p>12%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>4%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: BEIS 2016 Longitudinal Small Business Survey</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-04-18T13:53:51.727Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-18T13:53:51.727Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable remove filter