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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
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star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 29 October (HL 2219), whether they have any plans to amend the minimum wage legislation to include interns and others not currently covered by it including those subject to the terms of the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL2696 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 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Many interns are already entitled to the National Minimum Wage. The term “intern” is not defined in any legislation: entitlement to the minimum wage depends on whether or not an individual is a worker for minimum wage purposes.</p><p> </p><p>The National Minimum Wage applies to all workers unless a specific exemption applies. If an intern is a worker they will be entitled to the minimum wage. An applicable exemption would be students in further or higher education performing work-experience for a period not exceeding 12 months which is part of their studies. It can be legitimate for employers to offer unpaid or ‘expenses-only’ opportunities in some circumstances – in particular where the individual is acting as a volunteer.</p><p> </p><p>Given this dependency on employment status, it is vital that employers and workers understand how this is determined. This is why last month, the Business Secretary announced a review of employment status, looking at how the system could be clarified, providing transparency for both individuals and employers. This is an internal review and findings will be presented to ministers early next year.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently no plans to specifically consider individuals covered by the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T16:01:07.34Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T16:01:07.34Z
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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 Jopling more like this
142065
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Business: Regulation 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, how many new statutory regulations on business have been introduced since May 2010; and how many regulations on businesses have been repealed in that time. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Christchurch more like this
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Mr Christopher Chope more like this
star this property uin 213792 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>Since this Government came into office we have reduced the stock of existing regulation through the Red Tape Challenge programme and controlled the flow of regulation through the One-in, One-out and One-in, Two-out rules. Any Department wishing to introduce new regulations which impose a cost on business can only do so if they make a reduction in cost through the removal of regulations with equivalent costs from elsewhere. From January 2013 the Government increased its deregulatory ambition by introducing the One-In, Two-Out rule, under which Departments must find two pounds of saving for every pound of extra cost imposed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The achievements of these two programmes will be set out in the Ninth Statement of New Regulation, to be published in December 2014. At the time of publishing the Eighth Statement in July 2014, there had been 72 regulatory ‘INs’ and 152 deregulatory ‘OUTs’ since January 2011, as well as 126 measures with zero net cost to business. As a result, this Government has so far reduced the annual cost to business of domestic regulation by over £1.5 billion since January 2011.</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 2014-11-11T15:15:07.1168402Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T15:15:07.1168402Z
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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 Sir Christopher Chope more like this
142068
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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
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star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances 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, with reference to his statement of 7 April 2014, Official Report, column 1WS, on higher education (student support), what reports he has received on the potential effect of changes to the disabled students allowances that provide assistive technology. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
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Mr William Bain more like this
star this property uin 213782 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 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ officials have met representatives of the British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) and other stakeholders to discuss the potential effect of changes to Disabled Students’ Allowances on the provision of assistive technology. The Written Ministerial Statement of 12 September 2014 confirms that we will continue funding for assistive technology.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T12:23:49.097Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T12:23:49.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr William Bain more like this
142071
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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
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star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances 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 he has made of the effect of changes to disabled students' allowances on supporting disabled individuals into work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
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Mr William Bain more like this
star this property uin 213714 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 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The purpose of Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) is to support disabled students in their higher education studies. Disabled students will continue to receive support through DSAs but students should expect more help through their institution in discharging its statutory responsibility.</p><p> </p><p>The Interdepartmental Ministerial Group on Disability has been established to ensure disabled people are included in society and have opportunities to realise their aspirations, including a consideration of how disabled students can best be supported into work.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T15:59:56.623Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T15:59:56.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr William Bain more like this
142070
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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
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star this property hansard heading Intellectual Property 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, when he intends to publish for consultation the draft Statutory Instruments for the implementation of section 74 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hove more like this
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Mike Weatherley more like this
star this property uin 213747 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government is currently considering the responses received to its recent consultation on transitional provisions for the repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, which deals with the issue of when to implement section 74 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. The consultation closed on 27 October 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>No decision has as yet been taken on transitional provisions or the type of statutory instrument that will be used, or on whether and when a draft instrument will be published.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:04:40.647Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:04:40.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Weatherley more like this
142204
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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
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star this property hansard heading Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate 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, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2014 to Question 212650, what resource he has made available to the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EAS) in each of the last three years; and what resources he is making available to the EAS in 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 213790 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employment_Agency_Standards_Inspectorate" target="_blank">Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate</a> (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EAS" target="_blank">EAS</a>) enforce the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (both as amended).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In the financial year 2012-13 the EAS budget was £526,068 and on 1 April 2012 the number of inspectors in post was 16.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In the financial year 2013-2014 the EAS budget was £532,032 and on 1 April 2013 the number of staff in post was 12.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For the financial year 2014 – 2015 the EAS budget is held at a higher level of aggregation and managed across a number of different programmes, so we are unable to provide a figure for that financial year. Two full-time inspectors currently work in the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EAS) and are based at the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_for_Business,_Innovation_and_Skills" target="_blank">Department for Business, Innovation and Skills</a> (BIS) premises at 1 Victoria street, London. They are supported by one administrative officer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In November 2013, as part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to review regularly the enforcement of the National Minimum Wage (NMW), we announced a more targeted enforcement strategy for the recruitment sector, focusing on protecting the most vulnerable, low paid workers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of that strategy, resources from the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EAS) moved to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)’ NMW team.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>They formed a new HMRC team which focusses on enforcing non-payment of NMW in the recruitment sector. By increasing HMRC’s NMW team, Government continues to protect the most vulnerable workers and ensures a level playing field is maintained for the vast majority of agencies who play by the rules.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Frontline staff in the inspectorate are supported with other BIS resources. In cases where there is prolonged and wilful non-compliance with the recruitment sector legislation, EAS can consider prosecution in the magistrates court or the Crown court. In such cases EAS inspectors are supported by the Department's legal team.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The level of support provided is dependent on the complexity of the case.</p><p> </p><p>EAS can also work with the Department's legal team and the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treasury_Solicitor%27s_Department" target="_blank">Treasury Solicitor's Department</a> to take action to prohibit an individual from running an employment agency for up to 10 years. Again the resource given to support EAS is dependent on the case.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Staffing levels are kept under constant review and the budget allocation for next financial year has yet to be determined.</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 2014-11-11T16:59:05.3707188Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T16:59:05.3707188Z
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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 Paul Blomfield more like this
142067
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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
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star this property hansard heading Buildings 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, how many buildings owned by his Department have been sold in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
star this property uin 213769 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS Core) have not sold any buildings between 2010 and 2014. BIS Core do not own any freehold property to sell.</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 2014-11-11T15:21:57.9858723Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T15:21:57.9858723Z
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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 Valerie Vaz more like this