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star this property date less than 2016-07-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Vetting more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will conduct a public inquiry into the practice of employment blacklisting; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 42792 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 2016-07-19more like thismore than 2016-07-19
star this property answer text <p>Blacklisting is an unacceptable practice. The Government has to date, seen no evidence of this practice recurring since the introduction of the Blacklists Regulations in 2010. However, we understand the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is currently investigating some allegations of blacklisting.</p><p> </p><p>We will be paying close attention to the outcome of these investigations, and once they are known we will consider whether any further action needs to be taken as a result.</p><p> </p><p>Individuals who believe they have new evidence of blacklisting should provide this to the ICO so that it can decide whether there are grounds for an investigation using their powers under the Data Protection Act.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2016-07-19T16:41:51.813Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-19T16:41:51.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens remove filter
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-26more like thismore than 2016-10-26
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what consultation process has taken place on the proposed reforms to ACAS and its staffing structure. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 50495 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 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
star this property answer text <p>Reform and other business processes are an operational matter for Acas.</p><p> </p><p>Since October 2015 Acas has held regular and in depth discussions with trade union representatives and consulted them as it developed ideas on the reform proposals. Acas listened to what trade union and other colleagues said and took it into account.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2016-10-31T15:17:58.27Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-31T15:17:58.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens remove filter
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-26more like thismore than 2016-10-26
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading ACAS: Staff 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on the number of staff working for ACAS who are (a) BME, (b) disabled, (c) female, (d) male and (e) over 50 years of age. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 50496 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 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
star this property answer text <p>Information provided by Acas shows that at 30 September 2016 the number of staff working for Acas who are (a) BME, (b) disabled, (c) female, (d) male and (e) over 50 years of age is as set out in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>BME</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> </strong> <strong> </strong> <strong> </strong> <strong>Disabled </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Female </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Male</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Over 50 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>81*</p></td><td><p>119</p></td><td><p>488</p></td><td><p>348</p></td><td><p>415</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>* an additional 49 responses were given as ‘unknown’ or ‘prefer not to say’</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2016-10-31T15:22:51.377Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-31T15:22:51.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens remove filter
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Revenue and Customs: Living Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much additional funding is being provided to HMRC for it to comply with the planned increase in the national living wage in April 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 121790 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 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
star this property answer text <p>The budget for enforcing the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) has increased from £13.2 million in 2015/16 to £25.3 million for 2017/18. The increase in HM Revenue and Customs’ enforcement resources has enabled an increase in the number of compliance officers available to investigate NMW abuses.</p><p> </p><p>The penalty regime has been significantly strengthened in recent years. The Government raised the penalty calculation up to 200% in 2016; this was previously 50% and more recently 100%. We have also changed the penalty cap to apply on a ‘per worker’ rather than ‘per employer’ basis; this ensures that employers who break the law face a penalty equivalent to the arrears they owe their workers, up to £20,000 maximum per worker.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-01-16T11:58:25.997Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-16T11:58:25.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Carers: Conditions of Employment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what legislative plans his Department has to address the issue of late notice shift changes and cancellations to assist working people with caring responsibilities; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 129016 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 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The issue of one-sided flexibility was considered as part of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices.</p><p> </p><p>The Review considered a range of penalties designed to punish employers who schedule work at late notice, or offer work only to cancel it at the last minute. However, these tended to have wider implications and would be complex to administer and enforce, meaning those who required additional protection may not benefit from any changes.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government remains committed to ensuring that flexibility does not benefit the employer, at the unreasonable expense of the worker, and that flexibility is genuinely a mutually beneficial arrangement. We continue to examine these issues in implementing the Government response to the Review of Modern Working Practices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T16:24:22.73Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T16:24:22.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Conditions of Employment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what legislative plans his Department has to ensure working people have a regular and fixed hours contract; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 129018 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 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>In the Government response to the Taylor Review we committed to providing a right to request a more predictable contract for all workers, including those on zero hours/ atypical contracts.</p><p> </p><p>This is not an overnight project and we need to consult on how this can be best achieved and we will bring forward any necessary legislation in due course after that.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T16:28:09.387Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T16:28:09.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what legislative plans his Department has to eliminate the use of zero hours contracts; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 129019 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 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>Zero hours contracts were considered as part of the Review of Modern Working Practices and we agree with the review in concluding that banning zero hours contracts altogether “would negatively impact more people than it would help”.</p><p> </p><p>The review, and Government, recognises that zero hours contracts have an important part to play in a modern, flexible labour market and benefit those who cannot or do not want to work in a regular contract.</p><p> </p><p>We have published our response to the review which commits to firm action and future legislation where appropriate. This includes a commitment to provide a right to request a more predictable contract for all workers, including those on zero hours contracts. We have also agreed to ask the Low Pay Commission to consider higher minimum wage rates for workers on zero hours contracts for non-guaranteed hours.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T16:34:01.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T16:34:01.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Conditions of Employment 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what legislative plans his Department has to simplify the definition of a worker in statute; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 129020 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 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>Employment status is an important and complex issue that is central to the employment rights and tax systems. We are committed to making it easier for individuals and businesses to determine whether someone is an employee, a worker, or self-employed.</p><p> </p><p>Changing legislation is one of the options that the Government is considering to achieve this. However, this is an important and complex issue, and so it’s right that the Government takes the time to consider and consult on this properly and to ensure that there are no unintended consequences.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T16:42:02.873Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T16:42:02.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Conditions of Employment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what legislative plans his Department has to protect workers employed by a contractor which either (a) ceases trading or (b) absconds; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 129021 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 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
star this property answer text <p>The Insolvency Service’s Redundancy Payments Service can make statutory redundancy payments to the former employees of an employer that is unwilling or unable to make these payments. This would include an employer that ceases trading or absconds.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has no legislative plans to extend this protection.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-02-28T14:16:55.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-28T14:16:55.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Conditions of Employment: Weather 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will issue guidance to employers on payroll deductions for employees who were unable to travel to work by public transport during the recent winter storms; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 130992 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
star this property answer text <p>Employers should look kindly on workers who followed official guidance not to travel and treat them in good faith. I would encourage employers to come to a reasonable solution on pay that is fair to employees and right for their business.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-03-08T15:00:10.3Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-08T15:00:10.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens remove filter