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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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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 Passenger Ships 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 discussions he has had with the Department for Transport on the effect of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s proposals on older UK passenger boats on businesses and skilled maritime jobs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
unstar this property uin 247016 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 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
star this property answer text <p>My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State and BEIS ministers have not had any direct discussions with the Department for Transport (DfT) on the effect of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s proposals on older UK passenger boats on businesses and skilled maritime jobs. BEIS officials have reached out to the MCA and industry to further understand the issue raised. They also remain closely engaged with DfT on the delivery of the recently published Maritime 2050 strategy and to support growth ambitions across the maritime sector.</p><p>Should my hon. friend wish to discuss this issue, I would be happy to arrange a meeting.</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 2019-05-07T16:06:41.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T16:06:41.197Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
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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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1081798
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 International Labour Organisation 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 steps he is taking to increase the number of labour market inspectors in line with the International Labour Organisation benchmark of one for every 10,000 workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
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Stephen Kinnock more like this
unstar this property uin 228097 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 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>Government is exploring options for a single labour market enforcement body – we will publish proposals on this for consultation shortly. More recently we announced that this consultation will consider extending the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority’s licensing scheme to further sectors and that we will ensure trade unions and businesses are consulted on the strategic direction of labour market enforcement.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the forthcoming Spending Review we will consider what level of funding is appropriate to ensure that it is adequately resourced to deliver its strengthened remit.</p><p> </p><p>Government is committed to ensuring fair and effective enforcement. We have taken concrete measures to increase the number of labour market inspectors and extend their coverage.</p><p> </p><ul><li>Government has increased funding for HMRC’s enforcement of the National Minimum and Living Wage (NMW) to a record high of £26.3 million for 2018/19. The NMW enforcement team went from 140 staff in 2015-16 to 424 in 2017/18 (measured on a full-time equivalent basis).</li><li>Funding for the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has also risen in the last two years to reflect the expansion of its remit to tackle labour exploitation. The GLAA now receives over £7m per year in funding, up from £4.5m in 2016/17.</li><li>The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate has seen its funding increase from £0.5m in 2016/17 to £0.725m in 2018/19.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The Good Work Plan went further, setting out a number of measures to improve state enforcement of core employment rights. In addition to introducing state enforcement of holiday pay for vulnerable workers, we also committed to expand protection of agency workers to cover umbrella companies.</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 2019-03-11T17:43:56.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:43:56.49Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
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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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this
1081799
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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Minimum Wage: Non-payment 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 steps the Government is taking to increase prosecution and conviction rates for non-payment of the minimum wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
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Stephen Kinnock more like this
unstar this property uin 228098 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 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>The enforcement of the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage (NMW) is a top priority for the Government; we have increased HMRC’s enforcement budget to a record high of £26.3 million for 2018-19.</p><p> </p><p>Last year, HMRC identified a record £15.6 million in arrears of wages for over 200,000 workers. In addition, HMRC issued £14.1 million in financial penalties to employers who breached NMW rules; the highest amount ever.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to civil penalties, since April 2016 Labour Market Enforcement Agencies have been making use of new powers to issue Labour Market Enforcement Undertakings and Orders. A two year custodial sentence and/or unlimited fine is available where a business breaches an LME order.</p><p> </p><p>Prosecution is reserved for the most egregious breaches of NMW law. In most cases it is not the best approach to help workers. Criminal sanctions against employers can mean that workers must wait considerably longer for their lost earnings to be paid back.</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 2019-03-11T17:42:37.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:42:37.157Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
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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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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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 Offices: Closures 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 assessment he has made of the effect of (a) Post Office and (b) Crown Post Office closures on the local economy in England and Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
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Stephen Doughty more like this
unstar this property uin 220235 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 2019-02-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 management of the Post Office network is an operational matter for the Post Office Limited who are responsible for maintaining the network of branches and achieving the accessibility criteria set by Government. The Post Office does not have a branch closure programme, rather they are franchising branches to ensure services remain in communities and are actively looking for areas of the country where there is a demand for Post Office services, with over 350 local branches opened since April 2017 in new locations. Branches can sometimes close for reasons beyond the Post Office’s control and when this happens the Post Office seeks to restore services for the communities affected.</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 2019-02-19T16:13:19.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:13:19.553Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
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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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Doughty more like this
1063810
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star this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Gratuities 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 17 October 2018 to Question 178527 on Gratuities, when the Government plans to publish a response to the consultation on tips, gratuities, cover and service charges which closed on 27 June 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
unstar this property uin 222745 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 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government has announced its intention to legislate to ensure that all tips left to workers are kept by them in full. In some sectors, tips are a significant part of staff income. It is only right that workers keep the full value of tips left in recognition of good service and hard work.</p><p>This commitment was published as part of the Government’s Good Work Plan, which represents the largest upgrade to workplace rights in a generation. Full details of legislation on tips and a response to the 2016 consultation on tips, gratuities, cover and service charges will be published 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
star this property grouped question UIN 222747 more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T13:28:46.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T13:28:46.62Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
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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star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1063812
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star this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Gratuities 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 oral contribution of The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of 12 February 2019, Official Report, column 724, on Small Businesses, for what reason he is not bringing forward legislative proposals on tipping, gratuities and service charges until the next Session. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
unstar this property uin 222747 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 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government has announced its intention to legislate to ensure that all tips left to workers are kept by them in full. In some sectors, tips are a significant part of staff income. It is only right that workers keep the full value of tips left in recognition of good service and hard work.</p><p>This commitment was published as part of the Government’s Good Work Plan, which represents the largest upgrade to workplace rights in a generation. Full details of legislation on tips and a response to the 2016 consultation on tips, gratuities, cover and service charges will be published 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
star this property grouped question UIN 222745 more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T13:28:46.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T13:28:46.65Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
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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star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1087281
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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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 Agency Workers: EU Law 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 his oral contribution of 6 March 2019, Official Report, column 994, on the Swedish derogation, what representations he has received on the timing of the abolition of the Swedish derogation; and when he plans to respond to those representations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
unstar this property uin 231538 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 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to upgrading workers’ rights as we leave the EU, not reduce them. The Good Work Plan represents a large part of this commitment and is the biggest upgrade in a generation. The Department regularly engages with stakeholders on the reforms announced in the Good Work Plan. Secondary legislation repealing the Swedish Derogation was laid on 17 December 2018 and approved by the House of Commons’ Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee on 6 March 2019. Subject to approval from the House of Lords, all agency workers will be entitled to the same pay as permanent staff after 12 weeks in an assignment from 6 April 2020. This will allow time for businesses to realign their contractual arrangements, both with their workers and the end hirers.</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 2019-03-18T15:42:23.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T15:42:23.173Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
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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star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1123439
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star this property date less than 2019-04-26more like thismore than 2019-04-26
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Living Wage and Minimum Wage: Non-payment 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 plans he has to publish the names of employers who do not pay the national minimum or national living wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
unstar this property uin 248059 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 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
star this property answer text <p>Enforcement of the National Minimum and National Living Wage (NMW) is a priority for the Government. We are taking tough action against the minority of employers who underpay; in 2018/19 HM Revenue &amp; Customs NMW identified a record £24.4 million in arrears for over 220,000 workers and issued over £17 million in penalties to non-compliant employers. Since 2015 we have doubled our budget to enforce the NMW.</p><p>To date, we have named almost 2,000 employers who underpaid through the NMW Naming Scheme. As a result of recommendations made by the Director of Labour Market Enforcement, we have now begun a review of the Scheme to ensure it continues to effectively deliver our policy objective of ensuring workers are paid fairly for the work they do. This work is ongoing and will be completed 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 2019-05-07T16:05:32.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T16:05:32.817Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
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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star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1063814
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star this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Agency Workers: Equal 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, pursuant to his oral contribution of 17 December 2018, Official Report,column 573, when the the repeal of the Swedish Derogation will be implemented. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
unstar this property uin 222749 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 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to upholding and extending workers’ rights. We laid the statutory instrument to repeal the Swedish derogation on 17 December 2018 and, subject to parliamentary approval, it will come into force from 6 April 2020.</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 2019-02-27T13:28:52.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T13:28:52.65Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
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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star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Agency Workers: Equal 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, pursuant to his oral contribution of 6 March 2019, Official Report, column 994, on the Swedish derogation, whether he has finished reflecting upon the representations he has received from the trade unions on the timing of the abolition of the Swedish derogation; and what the outcome has been of his reflections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
unstar this property uin 234197 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property answer text <p>Through the Good Work Plan, published in December 2018, the Government has committed to upgrading workers’ rights and protecting the most vulnerable workers. This represents the biggest upgrade to workers’ rights in over 20 years. The Government has considered all representations made to it about the Swedish derogation and is committed to its repeal. Secondary legislation repealing the Swedish Derogation has already been approved by the House of Commons’ Seventh Delegated Legislation Committee on 6 March 2019. Subject to approval from the House of Lords, from April 2020 all agency workers will be entitled to the same pay as permanent staff after 12 weeks in an assignment. This timeframe allows businesses to realign their contractual arrangements, both with their workers and the end hirers.</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 2019-03-26T15:10:25.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T15:10:25.067Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this