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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Experience more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent proposal by the Child Poverty and Social Justice Commission that unpaid internships should be illegal. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL2219 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>This Government is absolutely clear: exploitation of interns is unacceptable and we don’t hesitate to act where we find that employment law has been broken and someone who is entitled to the minimum wage hasn’t been paid it.</p><p> </p><p>Complaints from interns about non-payment of the minimum wage are prioritised by HMRC for investigation and HMRC will investigate every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights Helpline.</p><p> </p><p>Research shows that internships and work experience programmes can be valuable opportunities for young people taking their first steps in the labour market. Our work on interns and the National Minimum Wage aims to achieve the right balance between ensuring that opportunities for young people are not cut off and minimising the risk of exploitation.</p><p> </p><p>Our concern, if we were to prohibit unpaid internships, is that this may lead to employers recruiting interns through informal and privileged networks with adverse effects on social mobility or have adverse consequences on the number of available opportunities.</p><p> </p><p>There is no definition of an internship in minimum wage legislation and interns are considered in the same way as everyone else with regards to whether the minimum wage is due. The key issue is whether or not they are workers as defined by minimum wage legislation. If they are, then they are eligible for the minimum wage unless a specific exemption applies. Volunteers are not workers and are not eligible for the minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T16:15:22.2220144Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T16:15:22.2220144Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
100081
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Export Finance 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 proportion of successful applicants to the UK Export Finance line of credit facility have been small and medium-sized enterprises in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Ann McKechin more like this
star this property uin 211318 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>Exporters do not apply for lines of credit. Lines of credit are umbrella buyer credit facilities put in place at the request of an overseas buyer to purchase goods and services from a number of UK exporters.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T16:00:10.3690713Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T16:00:10.3690713Z
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4070
star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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1419
unstar this property label Biography information for Ann McKechin more like this
100082
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Export Finance 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 proportion of successful applicants to the UK Export Finance direct lending facility have been small and medium-sized enterprises in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Ann McKechin more like this
star this property uin 211319 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>UK Export Finance’s direct lending facility was launched in 2013-14. It was recently amended to make it more readily accessible, and has recently completed its first deal.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:01:54.8171605Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:01:54.8171605Z
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4070
star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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1419
unstar this property label Biography information for Ann McKechin more like this
100085
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Export Finance 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 proportion of successful applicants to the UK Export Finance supplier credit facility have been small to medium sized enterprises in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Ann McKechin more like this
star this property uin 211333 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the proportion, expressed as a percentage, of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of the total number of exporters UK Export Finance (UKEF) has supported broken down by UKEF product for the last five financial full years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Buyer Credit</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>11%</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bond Support Scheme*</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>67%</p></td><td><p>78%</p></td><td><p>91%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Export Insurance Policy</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td><td><p>75%</p></td><td><p>75%</p></td><td><p>54%</p></td><td><p>63%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Export Working Capital Scheme*</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>83%</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Letter of Credit Guarantee Scheme</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Supplier Credit Facility</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td><td><p>29%</p></td><td><p>33%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*Products launched in 2011/12</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>SMEs are defined by the EU as companies that have fewer than 250 employees, and either a turnover of less than €50m or a balance sheet total of less than €43m.</p><p> </p><p>Information on UKEFs Bond Support Scheme has been included given that it was introduced specifically to support to smaller exporters, especially SMEs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
211331 more like this
211332 more like this
211334 more like this
211335 more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:39:53.9416382Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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4070
star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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4070
star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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1419
unstar this property label Biography information for Ann McKechin more like this
100086
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Export Finance 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 proportion of successful applicants to the UK Export Finance letter of credit guarantee scheme have been small to medium sized enterprises in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Ann McKechin more like this
star this property uin 211334 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the proportion, expressed as a percentage, of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of the total number of exporters UK Export Finance (UKEF) has supported broken down by UKEF product for the last five financial full years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Buyer Credit</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>11%</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bond Support Scheme*</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>67%</p></td><td><p>78%</p></td><td><p>91%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Export Insurance Policy</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td><td><p>75%</p></td><td><p>75%</p></td><td><p>54%</p></td><td><p>63%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Export Working Capital Scheme*</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>83%</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Letter of Credit Guarantee Scheme</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Supplier Credit Facility</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td><td><p>29%</p></td><td><p>33%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*Products launched in 2011/12</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>SMEs are defined by the EU as companies that have fewer than 250 employees, and either a turnover of less than €50m or a balance sheet total of less than €43m.</p><p> </p><p>Information on UKEFs Bond Support Scheme has been included given that it was introduced specifically to support to smaller exporters, especially SMEs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
211331 more like this
211332 more like this
211333 more like this
211335 more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:39:54.1603405Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:39:54.1603405Z
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4070
star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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24215
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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4070
star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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1419
unstar this property label Biography information for Ann McKechin more like this
100087
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Export Finance 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 proportion of successful applicants to the UK Export Finance buyer credit facility of credit guarantee scheme have been small to medium sized enterprises in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Ann McKechin more like this
star this property uin 211335 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the proportion, expressed as a percentage, of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of the total number of exporters UK Export Finance (UKEF) has supported broken down by UKEF product for the last five financial full years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Buyer Credit</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>11%</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bond Support Scheme*</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>67%</p></td><td><p>78%</p></td><td><p>91%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Export Insurance Policy</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td><td><p>75%</p></td><td><p>75%</p></td><td><p>54%</p></td><td><p>63%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Export Working Capital Scheme*</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>83%</p></td><td><p>100%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Letter of Credit Guarantee Scheme</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Supplier Credit Facility</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td><td><p>50%</p></td><td><p>29%</p></td><td><p>33%</p></td><td><p>0%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*Products launched in 2011/12</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>SMEs are defined by the EU as companies that have fewer than 250 employees, and either a turnover of less than €50m or a balance sheet total of less than €43m.</p><p> </p><p>Information on UKEFs Bond Support Scheme has been included given that it was introduced specifically to support to smaller exporters, especially SMEs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
211331 more like this
211332 more like this
211333 more like this
211334 more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:39:54.2643452Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:39:54.2643452Z
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4070
star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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4070
star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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1419
unstar this property label Biography information for Ann McKechin more like this
100089
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Venture Capital 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, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of a potential equity gap in UK venture capital sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
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Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property uin 211212 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>I have asked the British Business Bank to publish its analysis of equity finance available to UK small business before the end of the year, which will include analysis on UK venture capital. The Department also published an economics paper in January 2012 on SME access to finance, which summarized the evidence at that time about the equity gap in UK venture capital. The paper is available at the following web address: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/32263/12-539-sme-access-external-finance.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/32263/12-539-sme-access-external-finance.pdf</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T11:00:19.9891919Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T11:00:19.9891919Z
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4070
star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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4113
unstar this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
100090
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking and is planning on taking to invest in training and apprenticeships in the UK steel industry given Tata Steel's recent announcement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 211386 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government remains committed to a healthy and growing steel industry in the UK and as part of this we are supporting the development of skills in the sector.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are funding over 100 postgraduate research students working on Tata projects, over 250 apprentices and directly offering over £2 million for direct training of staff.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To boost the pool of potential engineers, Government is making a series of interventions, including £30 million in funding for employers to bid for to address engineering skills shortages in sectors with specific needs and an £18 million investment in a new National College at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Total numbers of apprentices starting apprenticeships in the Engineering and Manufacturing Sector stood at 42,520 in 2009/10 which grew to 66,410 in 2012/13.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:19:42.7766263Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:19:42.7766263Z
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4070
star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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3914
unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood more like this
100091
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Iron and Steel: 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, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is (a) taking and (b) planning to take to increase investment in the UK steel industry given Tata Steel's recent announcement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 211387 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills met the global head of Tata in India on 14th October, who re-affirmed his company's commitment to the British steel industry and to investing substantially in Port Talbot and strip steel.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Working within EU rules, we are implementing a £7billion package of measures to address energy costs including £3billion to compensate energy intensive businesses for the impact of policy costs in their electricity bills.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has offered just over £12.7 million in funding through the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) for the £22 million Proving Factory, which specialises in the industrialisation and low-volume production of advanced propulsion systems to automotive standards. Tata Steel is a key partner in this project, which is already producing commercial products.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Rounds 1 to 5 of the RGF have supported 430 projects and programmes across England – allocating £2.9 billion of government support. We project this to deliver 573,000 jobs and £16 billion of private investment between now and the mid-2020s.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The 2014 Budget doubled the annual investment allowance to £500,000 until the end of 2015. Government has also cut corporation tax from 28% to 21% - it will fall to 20% next year, the joint lowest rate in the G20, making Britain one of the most attractive places to invest and do business.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:03:20.0471478Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:03:20.0471478Z
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4070
star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood more like this
100092
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts 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 steps he is taking to help workers on zero hours contracts who desire regular, contracted employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211362 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>Under the Flexible Working Regulations, brought in on 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, 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> more like this
star 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 2014-10-27T14:48:39.5462303Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:48:39.5462303Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this