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star this property date less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 Shareholders more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to address the disparity between the number of shares owned by individuals and large investment funds. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 9998 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
star this property answer text <p>Large investment funds effectively comprise the investments of individuals, whether via their pension funds, insurance contracts, or other savings and investment products. The decision to invest in companies’ shares directly, or indirectly through a fund, is a matter for individual investors.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has taken a variety of steps to encourage individual saving, and retail investment in shares in particular. For example, we have:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- Reduced the starting rate of income tax for savings;</p><p> </p><p>- Increased the maximum annual amount which can be invested in an Individual Savings Account (ISA) to £15,240 in the 2015-16 tax year, and provided savers with greater flexibility to withdraw their money and put it back in to an ISA within the same year, without losing their tax benefits;</p><p> </p><p>- Introduced, from April 2016, a new tax-free Personal Savings Allowance of £1,000 (or £500 for higher rate taxpayers) of interest earned on savings (taking 95 per cent of taxpayers out of savings tax altogether) as well as a new £5,000 tax-free dividend allowance for all taxpayers;</p><p> </p><p>- Allowed shares from growth markets such as the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) to be held in ISAs - making investment in the growth markets easier;</p><p> </p><p>- Abolished stamp duty on AIM shares, attracting further investment into growing companies and reducing the cost of raising capital for those companies.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles remove filter
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less than 2015-09-17T10:09:22.37Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-17T10:09:22.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
418250
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star this property date less than 2015-09-10more like thismore than 2015-09-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 Children: Poverty 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 effect of the proposed national living wage on (a) absolute and (b) relative child poverty by 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 9953 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-15more like thismore than 2015-09-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not estimated the impact of the National Living Wage (NLW) on absolute or relative child poverty in 2020.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts suggest a full-time National Minimum Wage worker will earn over £5,200 more by 2020 from the National Living Wage. 2.75 million low wage workers will benefit directly.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>By 2017-18, 8 out of 10 working households are forecast to be better off as a result of the personal allowance, national living wage and welfare changes announced in the Summer Budget. 17.7 million households will benefit in total.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles remove filter
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less than 2015-09-15T15:35:22.457Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-15T15:35:22.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
418335
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star this property date less than 2015-09-10more like thismore than 2015-09-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 Basic Skills 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 steps he is taking to support the Skills Funding Agency in prioritising adult basic skills training in English and mathematics. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hitchin and Harpenden more like this
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Mr Peter Lilley more like this
star this property uin 9939 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
star this property answer text <p>The provision of training in English and maths for all adults remains a priority for this Government. Literacy and numeracy are essential for success in work and everyday life, which is why we want to give all adults the opportunity to gain these necessary skills.</p><p>Through a statutory entitlement, we fully fund all adults to achieve their first English and maths GCSE as well as any other qualifications which will help them find and sustain employment. This enables the Skills Funding Agency to continue to prioritise English and maths training for all adults.</p><p>The total funding for education, training and retraining in English and maths in 2012/13 was £345,200,000. We supported around 500,000 learners in English and maths in 2012/13.</p><p>We have set a clear expectation that having a good level of English and maths should be the norm. Learners who did not achieve a Level 2 in English and maths by the age of 16 are required to continue to study those subjects post-16 and we have increased the level we expect people to study, in apprenticeships and in traineeships.</p><p>We are improving English and maths qualifications to ensure they are relevant and robust. We have reformed English and maths GCSEs and we plan to reform Functional Skills to make them more relevant and recognisable qualifications. We have invested over £30m to ensure that the Further Education workforce has the skills it needs to teach these subjects to a high level.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles remove filter
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less than 2015-09-17T14:30:36.42Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-17T14:30:36.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lilley more like this
418253
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star this property date less than 2015-09-10more like thismore than 2015-09-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges 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, on what date the review on the impact of tribunal fees announced by his Department in March 2015 was transferred to the Ministry of Justice; and for what reason that transfer took place. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 9927 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-18more like thismore than 2015-09-18
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice is responsible for employment tribunal fees and the post-implementation review of the impact. The details of this review were announced on 11 June 2015 and it is expected to complete later this year.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills collated publically available information on employment tribunals and shared it with the Ministry of Justice in March 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles remove filter
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less than 2015-09-18T10:12:58.257Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-18T10:12:58.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
348323
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star this property date less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 ACAS 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 assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the ACAS early conciliation process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 992 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Early Conciliation was launched in April 2014 and places a requirement on anyone involved in a workplace dispute who is considering an Employment Tribunal claim to contact Acas first. This gives Acas the chance to encourage the parties to resolve their differences through conciliation without the need for an Employment Tribunal claim to be made.</p><p> </p><p>April 2014 – December 2014</p><ul><li>Acas received just under 61,000 notifications and in around 80% of these both parties have participated in conciliation.</li><li>16% of cases agreed a formal settlement (COT3) using Acas. About 61% of claims did not result in a tribunal claim being made. Around 23% progressed to a tribunal claim.<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup></li></ul><p> </p><p>These figures are in line with expectations set out when the service was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>Acas has recently undertaken a survey exploring the effectiveness and impact of Early Conciliation, drawing on the experiences of individuals and employers who were contacted by Acas and offered Early Conciliation. The results of this independent evaluation survey are expected to be published in the summer.</p><br /><p>[1] Acas Quarterly Reports: Early Conciliation Update 3: April – December 2014</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles remove filter
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less than 2015-06-09T09:18:32.243Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T09:18:32.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
348322
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star this property date less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 Adult Education 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 representations he has received on changes in availability of adult further education courses in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 991 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department of Business Innovation and Skills receives a wide variety of correspondence on adult further education and Minister engage with a great many stakeholders in the further education sector. Colleges have the freedom and flexibilities to decide what provision to offer from their budget allocations according to local demand from employers and learners. We want to increase the amount of provision driven by demand and have made additional funding of £498 million available in 2015-16 for 24+ Advanced Learning Loans.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles remove filter
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less than 2015-06-09T10:12:52.513Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T10:12:52.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 Industrial Training Boards 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, when he plans to publish the Government response to the Industry Training Boards review, announced on 23 September 2013; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hartlepool more like this
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Mr Iain Wright more like this
star this property uin 9740 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
star this property answer text <p>The Triennial Review of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) and Film Industry Training Board (FITB) took place under the Coalition Government. However it was not possible to publish the report before the May 2015 general election.</p><p> </p><p>In the Budget on 8 July 2015, the new Government announced that it will introduce a levy on large UK employers to fund post-16 apprenticeships. The Government is now consulting on how the levy should be implemented, including its interaction with the existing sector levies.</p><p> </p><p>“Given these skills funding policy changes, there have been delays in publication as we consider how the sector levies interact with the apprenticeship levy.”</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles remove filter
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less than 2015-09-17T14:29:14.59Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-17T14:29:14.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Iain Wright more like this
418097
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star this property date less than 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 Apprentices: STEM Subjects more like this
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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 the level of take-up of mathematics and science apprenticeships so far in 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
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Imran Hussain more like this
star this property uin 9687 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information on the number of apprenticeships starts in the Science and Maths Sector Subject Area is published in the FE data library (first link) as a supplementary table (second link) to a Statistical First Release (SFR):</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/438150/apprenticeships-starts-by-geography-learner-demographics-and-sector-subject-area.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/438150/apprenticeships-starts-by-geography-learner-demographics-and-sector-subject-area.xls</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles remove filter
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less than 2015-09-14T14:44:05.93Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-14T14:44:05.93Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Imran Hussain more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 Low Pay: Scotland 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 proportion of jobs in each Scottish parliamentary constituency have an hourly pay below the Living Wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Livingston more like this
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Hannah Bardell more like this
star this property uin 9647 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles statistics of low pay from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earning (ASHE). However, the ASHE sample size is too small to give reliable estimates of low pay at the constituency level. Breakdowns of low pay at the regional level are available here – <a href="http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/ashe/low-pay/april-2014/stb-2014-low-pay-estimates.html" target="_blank">http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/ashe/low-pay/april-2014/stb-2014-low-pay-estimates.html</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles remove filter
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less than 2015-09-11T13:13:46.183Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T13:13:46.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hannah Bardell more like this
417807
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star this property date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 Working Mothers: Discrimination more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many new and expectant mothers were (a) dismissed, (b) made compulsorily redundant where others in their workplace were not and (c) treated so poorly they felt they had to leave their job over the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 9639 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
star this property answer text <p>In 2014 the Government commissioned an extensive research project into perceived pregnancy and maternity discrimination in Great Britain. The research was jointly managed and funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, supported by the Government Equalities Office.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This is the largest ever study of pregnancy and maternity-related discrimination conducted in Great Britain. Interim findings were published in July 2015 and can be found at: <a href="http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/publication/pregnancy-and-maternity-related-discrimination-and-disadvantage-first-findings-surveys-employers-and-0" target="_blank">http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/publication/pregnancy-and-maternity-related-discrimination-and-disadvantage-first-findings-surveys-employers-and-0</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Final results, including how experiences vary by employer size, are due to be published later this year. These figures represent a one-year period. We do not have results spanning the last five years.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The results of the final report will inform any potential Government action.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles remove filter
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less than 2015-09-11T12:18:17.07Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T12:18:17.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this