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unstar 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
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 129019 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 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 remove filter
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
846363
unstar 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
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 129018 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 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 remove filter
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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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3936
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 more like this
846366
unstar 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
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar 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 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 remove filter
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 129020 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 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 remove filter
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
846367
unstar 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
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar 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 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 remove filter
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 129021 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 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 remove filter
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
846361
unstar 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
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 129016 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 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 remove filter
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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 more like this