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star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading New Businesses: Loans more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many Start Up Loans applications have been supported by each approved provider of Start Up Loans mentoring services in each region in which the new company was based or planned to be based. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesterfield more like this
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Toby Perkins more like this
star this property uin 199740 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>All loan recipients in all regions receiving a start-up loan are offered mentoring, although take up of support services is not a mandatory condition of making the facility available. The number of loans made in each region will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</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 2014-06-16T16:49:08.733more like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:49:08.733
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less than 2014-06-17T14:06:28.4358216Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T14:06:28.4358216Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property file name aTTACHMENT TO 199740.docx more like this
star this property title Start up Loan applications more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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star this property file name aTTACHMENT TO 199740.docx more like this
star this property title Start up Loan applications more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Toby Perkins more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Loans more like this
star this property house id 2 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 whether they have plans to initiate a review of the sustainability of the student loans system. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL1377 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There are no current plans to initiate a formal review of the student loans system in England.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The costs of the loan system are based on projections of graduate repayments over the next 35 years. These projections were revised in 2013-14 following changes to the student loan repayments model but will continue to fluctuate due to numerous macroeconomic variables, and present no immediate pressure on the system. Funding for new student loans is secure for the remainder of the Spending Review period.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Popat more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T11:43:29.607Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T11:43:29.607Z
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less than 2014-09-08T08:16:28.5658682Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-08T08:16:28.5658682Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Popat more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-12more like thismore than 2014-09-12
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to tackle non-payment of the national minimum wage in the home care sector; and what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the estimate of the numbers not in receipt of the national minimum wage in paragraph 2.20 of the National Audit Office report, Adult social care in England: overview, HC 1102. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 209189 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to increasing compliance with minimum wage legislation and the effective enforcement of it. Everyone who is entitled to the minimum wage should receive it.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has collaborated with care sector representative bodies to improve understanding of compliance risks and design controls within payroll systems that prevent workers being underpaid the minimum wage, in order to improve compliance.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on Gov.uk has been updated to make it as clear as possible that travel time and rest breaks between assignments must be paid at least the national minimum wage (NMW).</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Government will continue to work with the sector to ensure that understanding improves. This will include the Department of Health’s statutory guidance as part of the overall guidance on market shaping and commissioning the final version of which will be published in Autumn 2014.</p><p> </p><p>We have considered the National Audit Office report and note that their estimates come from a self-reported survey of care workers. Examination of surveys of individuals (such as the Labour Force Survey) find that some people tend to report longer working hours and a lower hourly rate compared to those reported by employers who pay the minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p>The current best estimate of non-compliance is derived from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE)[1]. The Low Pay Commission[2] published the proportion of jobs held by those aged 22 and over, paid below the NMW by sector. Figures show that non-compliance is relatively low in social care (0.8%) compared with other sectors. This is generally in line with non-compliance in the whole economy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This estimate, as well as all estimates of non-compliance, has some limitations. However, there are no reasons to suppose that these limitations affect the social care sector more or less than the econom<ins class="ministerial">y</ins> <ins class="ministerial">as a whole.</ins></p><p> </p><p>[1] ASHE is a survey of employees completed by employers which we can use to look at workers earning at or below the NMW rate.</p><p>[2]<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/288841/The_National_Minimum_Wage_LPC_Report_2014.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/288841/The_National_Minimum_Wage_LPC_Report_2014.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
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 2014-10-13T14:26:37.067Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T14:26:37.067Z
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less than 2014-10-13T15:49:32.4428772Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T15:49:32.4428772Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
77841
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Fairs: Farnborough more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the net benefit to the UK export sector as a result of the recent Farnborough Airshow. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans more like this
star this property uin 206009 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial">Farnborough is an important showcase for the UK aerospace sector. The Department does not make estimates of aerospace exports arising as a result of the Farnborough Airshow. However, given the UK’s position as a leading supplier to the world’s aerospace industry, our industry is likely to be a major beneficiary of many of the new orders announced at the Show.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Recent data from the Aerospace Defence and Security trade association show aerospace exports grew by 12% in 2013 to £25 billion.</ins></p><p><br /><del class="ministerial">There has been significant interest in UK Export Finance’s (UKEF) Direct Lending Facility (DLF) since its enhancements were announced in the Budget. Since it was relaunched on 30 June 2014, the pipeline of potential export contracts has developed and now involves 28 UK-based exporters of varying size and export experience. As it stands, the pipeline has 35 potential export contracts that range from £3m to over £350m. Most importantly, the DLF pipeline is growing.</del></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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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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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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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T15:27:30.573Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T15:27:30.573Z
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less than 2014-10-29T14:19:01.5130846Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T14:19:01.5130846Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Cuba more like this
star this property house id 2 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 has been the level of trade between Cuba and the United Kingdom in each of the last 10 years. more like this
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Lord Hutton of Furness more like this
star this property uin HL2890 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">Sources are:</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Data on trade in goods with Cuba is available from HMRC and trade in services from the ONS. Services data on the most recent basis are not available before 2007. The goods and services data are on a different basis as figures on the same basis are not available. This information has not been adjusted for inflation.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The data we have is as below. Please see notes for further explanation.</ins></p><p>Value of UK Trade (exports plus imports) with Cuba: current prices (£ million)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Goods</p></td><td><p>Services</p></td><td><p>Goods + Services</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>149</p></td><td><p>172</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>155</p></td><td><p>180</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>171</p></td><td><p>190</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>196</p></td><td><p>217</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>69</p></td><td><p>145</p></td><td><p>214</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>62</p></td><td><p>188</p></td><td><p>250</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>138</p></td><td><p>213</p></td><td><p>351</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Sources are:</p><p>Goods: HMRC, Overseas Trade Statistics (OTS) database, figures are on a border basis, not seasonally adjusted.</p><p> </p><p>Services: ONS, special request from the ONS, figures are on a balance of payments (BPM6) basis, seasonally adjusted.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Data on trade in goods with Cuba is available from HMRC and trade in services from the ONS. Services data on the most recent basis (new balance of payments method) are not available before 2007. The goods and services data are on a different basis as figures on the same basis are not available. This information has not been adjusted for inflation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T14:31:48.833Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T14:31:48.833Z
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less than 2014-11-24T16:42:00.423Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T16:42:00.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hutton of Furness more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Travel more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department has spent on (a) taxis, (b) first class train tickets and (c) business class air travel in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 218466 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
star this property answer text <p>In each of the last five financial years the following amounts have been spent by the Department (BIS and UK Trade and Investment) on first class train tickets and business class air travel. Figures for the total amount spent on taxis prior to 2012-13 cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate cost as these costs were included in individual travel and expense claims and not centrally collated.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><strong> Financial Year</strong></td><td><strong> Rail<ins class="ministerial"> - 1st Class</ins></strong></td><td><strong><del class="ministerial"> 1st Class </del>Air<ins class="ministerial"> - Business Class</ins></strong></td><td><strong><del class="ministerial"> Business Class </del>Taxis</strong></td></tr><tr><td>2009-2010</td><td>£761,381.87</td><td>£2,061,066.16</td><td>£n/a</td></tr><tr><td>2010-2011</td><td>£179,884.52</td><td>£1,177,664.09</td><td>£n/a</td></tr><tr><td>2011-2012</td><td>£47,316.35</td><td>£1,379,266.78</td><td>£n/a</td></tr><tr><td>2012-2013</td><td>£18,974.65</td><td>£1,282,766.02</td><td>£92,301</td></tr><tr><td>2013-2014</td><td>£21,277.50</td><td>£1,725,998.87</td><td>£79,701</td></tr></tbody></table><p><br />Note: The use of first class rail travel is restricted for those with health issues and exceptional business need. In both cases prior approval is required in line with the Department’s travel policy. The use of business class flights is restricted to long haul and the figures above will include some costs relating to multi leg journeys made up of economy and business class elements; these cannot be separated without incurring disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p>
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 2014-12-18T11:51:08.513Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T11:51:08.513Z
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less than 2015-02-02T11:18:45.667Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T11:18:45.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
178698
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-02-09
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading European Union more like this
star this property house id 2 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 was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to UK Trade and Investment and its associated agencies, broken down by (1) staff time, (2) printing costs, (3) running of engagement events, (4) witness expenses, (5) publicity of the reports, and (6) any and all other associated costs. more like this
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Lord Tugendhat more like this
star this property uin HL4847 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-19more like thismore than 2015-02-19
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">I refer my Noble Lord to the answer as given for <strong>HL4840</strong></del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">As you will be aware, the Balance of Competences Review concluded in December. It was the most comprehensive analysis of the UK’s relationship with the EU ever undertaken. The review involved a large number of Departments across Whitehall to produce 32 reports. The Review was based on the evidence and views received through widespread consultation with interested parties from across society. Across the whole review, departments received close to 2,300 evidence submissions. Departments held over 250 events, attended by around 2,100 stakeholders.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">It was important that what is an unprecedented examination of EU membership was done with appropriate time and care. But the government is also very conscious of the need to ensure value for money in everything it does.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">(1) Staff time</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Between 2012-2013, the Balance of Competences Review Team in the Department was staffed by the equivalent of one Grade 7 (salary range £47, 545 - £55,882), and one intern (salary range £23,869 – £27, 281) dedicating 100% of their time to the review to project manage 7 BIS led reports and 1 joint report. Between 2013 – 2014 this was reduced to one Grade 7. Between 2012 – 2014 one Deputy Director (salary range £62,000 - £117,800) dedicated 20% of their time as the senior reporting officer for the review. All other work on the review was allocated, according to need, to existing staff within the Department. Therefore, providing a full breakdown of staff time and costs would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold.</strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>(2) Printing costs</strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Printing and publication for the 8 Departmental reports, was coordinated centrally but paid for by the Department, with the exception of the Single Market Report which was printed in-house. Printing and publication costs for all 8 reports totalled £32,821.94. The costs for all 32 reports was £133, 053. This figure was a partial figure, covering the printing of some, but not all, reports across the whole review. </strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>(3) Running of Engagement events</strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Each policy team in the Department held a wide range of engagement events over the 2 years; the department did not incur any costs for the running of these events. The facilities for hosting these events were either provided by other Government Departments or by business partners or were held on department premises at no extra cost to the department. </strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>(4) Witness </strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>From centrally held figures, we understand that across the whole of the Balance of Competences Review witness expenses amounted to approximately £2,255.00.</strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>(5) Publicity</strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>The Department did not incur any publicity costs as we published the reports and the call for evidence via email, social media and the Government website.</strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>(6) All other associated costs</strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Between 2012 – 2014 the Department commissioned research and analysis to form part of the literature review to provide the reports with legal analysis to ensure the reports were neither too analytical or too speculative and political, but instead adhere to the agreed treaties. The cost for all 8 reports was £108, 738.28. </strong></ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong><br /> Department officials incurred some additional associated costs due to travel to meetings and stakeholder events in the UK. Some officials also incurred costs related to events in Brussels. We estimate that the additional travel costs incurred amounted to less than £300.</strong></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-02-19T16:52:27.987Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-19T16:52:27.987Z
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less than 2015-02-23T15:08:40.9Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T15:08:40.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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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 Lord Tugendhat more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-02-09
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading European Union 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 was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to UK Export Finance and its associated agencies, broken down by (1) staff time, (2) printing costs, (3) running of engagement events, (4) witness expenses, (5) publicity of the reports, and (6) any and all other associated costs. more like this
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Lord Tugendhat more like this
star this property uin HL4846 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-19more like thismore than 2015-02-19
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">I refer my Noble Lord to the answer as given for <strong>HL4840</strong></del></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">I refer the noble Lord to HL4847 for the combined answer.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-02-19T16:52:19.72Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-19T16:52:19.72Z
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less than 2015-02-23T15:09:02.177Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T15:09:02.177Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tugendhat more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-02-09
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading European Union more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and its associated agencies, broken down by (1) staff time, (2) printing costs, (3) running of engagement events, (4) witness expenses, (5) publicity of the reports, and (6) any and all other associated costs. more like this
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Baroness Quin more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-19more like thismore than 2015-02-19
star this property answer text <p>As you will be aware, the Balance of Competences Review concluded in December. It was the most comprehensive analysis of the UK’s relationship with the EU ever undertaken. The review involved a large number of Departments across Whitehall to produce 32 reports. The Review was based on the evidence and views received through widespread consultation with interested parties from across society. Across the whole review, departments received close to 2,300 evidence submissions. Departments held over 250 events, attended by around 2,100 stakeholders.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It was important that what is an unprecedented examination of EU membership was done with appropriate time and care. But the government is also very conscious of the need to ensure value for money in everything it does.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(1) Staff time</p><p> </p><p><strong>Between 2012-2013, the Balance of Competences Review Team in the Department was staffed by the equivalent of one Grade 7 (salary range £47, 545 - £55,882), and one intern (salary range £23,869 – £27, 281) dedicating 100% of their time to the review to project manage 7 BIS led reports and 1 joint report. Between 2013 – 2014 this was reduced to one Grade 7. Between 2012 – 2014 one Deputy Director (salary range £62,000 - £117,800) dedicated 20% of their time as the senior reporting officer for the review. All other work on the review was allocated, according to need, to existing staff within the Department. Therefore, providing a full breakdown of staff time and costs would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>(2) Printing costs</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Printing and publication for the 8 Departmental reports, was coordinated centrally but paid for by the Department, with the exception of the Single Market Report which was printed in-house. Printing and publication costs for all 8 reports totalled £32,821.94. The costs for all 32 reports was £133, 053 </strong><ins class="ministerial"> This figure was a partial figure, covering the printing of some, but not all, reports across the whole review.</ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>(3) Running of Engagement events</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Each policy team in the Department held a wide range of engagement events over the 2 years; the department did not incur any costs for the running of these events. The facilities for hosting these events were either provided by other Government Departments or by business partners or were held on department premises at no extra cost to the department. </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>(4) Witness </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>From centrally held figures, we understand that across the whole of the Balance of Competences Review witness expenses amounted to approximately £2,255.00.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>(5) Publicity</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>The Department did not incur any publicity costs as we published the reports and the call for evidence via email, social media and the Government website.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>(6) All other associated costs</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Between 2012 – 2014 the Department commissioned research and analysis to form part of the literature review to provide the reports with legal analysis to ensure the reports were neither too analytical or too speculative and political, but instead adhere to the agreed treaties. The cost for all 8 reports was £108, 738.28. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong><br /> Department officials incurred some additional associated costs due to travel to meetings and stakeholder events in the UK. Some officials also incurred costs related to events in Brussels. We estimate that the additional travel costs incurred amounted to less than £300.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-02-19T16:48:27.357Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-19T16:48:27.357Z
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less than 2015-03-10T16:18:58.87Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-10T16:18:58.87Z
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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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
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star 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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