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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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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
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 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 bring forward legislative proposals to prevent employers (a) firing and (b) rehiring employees by changing employment contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 245890 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 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>On 17 December 2018 we published the Good Work Plan, which sets out our vision for the future of the labour market and our ambitious plan for implementing the recommendations arising from the Taylor Review. This important package represents the biggest upgrade to workers’ rights in over 20 years and demonstrates how we are leading the way internationally to ensure workers have access to the rights and protections they deserve in the context of a changing world of work.</p><p> </p><p>Successive governments have introduced a legal framework which ensures that employers should always treat their employees fairly.</p><p> </p><p>In general, the terms and conditions of employment are for negotiation and agreement between employers and employees (or their representatives). Once agreed, however, they form a legally binding contract of employment. While it is always open to either party to seek to renegotiate the terms of the contract, if the employer changes any of the terms without the employee’s agreement, the employee may be entitled to seek legal redress.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, employees who consider that their dismissal was unfair can complain to an employment tribunal, generally subject to a qualifying period of continuous service.</p><p> </p><p>Both employers and employees are strongly encouraged to follow the guidance available on GOV.UK at https://www.gov.uk/your-employment-contract-how-it-can-be-changed when considering changing their terms and conditions of employment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T09:39:33.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T09:39:33.6Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1121731
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: 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 estimate he has made of the number of (a) small, (b) medium-sized and (c) large businesses that have (i) fired and (ii) rehired employees in accordance with his Department's guidance on changing an employment contract in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 245891 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 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government do not hold statistics on this matter. In general, the terms and conditions of employment are for negotiation and agreement between employers and employees (or their representatives). Once agreed, however, they form a legally binding contract of employment. While it is always open to either party to seek to renegotiate the terms of the contract, if the employer changes any of the terms without the employee’s agreement, the employee may be entitled to seek legal redress.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, employees who consider that their dismissal was unfair can complain to an employment tribunal, generally subject to a qualifying period of continuous service.</p><p> </p><p>Both employers and employees are strongly encouraged to follow the guidance available on GOV.UK at https://www.gov.uk/your-employment-contract-how-it-can-be-changed when considering changing their terms and conditions of employment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T09:39:41.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T09:39:41.283Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs 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, if he will reconsider his Department's decision to end the export tariff for new solar installations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 205974 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 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>On 8 January, Government published a consultation on the future for small-scale low-carbon generation. This can be viewed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-future-for-small-scale-low-carbon-generation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-future-for-small-scale-low-carbon-generation</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2019-01-14T15:54:19.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T15:54:19.28Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs 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, if he will reconsider his Department's decision to end the small-scale feed-in tariff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 205975 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 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>On 8 January, Government published a consultation on the future for small-scale low-carbon generation. This can be viewed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-future-for-small-scale-low-carbon-generation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-future-for-small-scale-low-carbon-generation</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2019-01-14T15:54:25.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T15:54:25.577Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fireworks: Noise 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, whether his Department plans to amend the regulations on the sale or use of fireworks (a) to reduce the maximum decibel level of fireworks purchasable by the general public and (b) encourage the use of low noise fireworks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 188142 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Government takes firework safety very seriously and the Office for Product Safety and Standards is working with industry, retailers, charities and others, including RoSPA, to promote the safe, responsible, and considerate use of fireworks.</p><p> </p><p>There are already controls on noise levels for fireworks and it is an offence to supply fireworks exceeding 120 decibels to the public. There are no plans to amend the regulations to reduce this level.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:26:36.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:26:36.137Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Consumers: Dispute Resolution 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, with reference to the April 2018 Green Paper on Modernising Consumer Markets, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the mandatory participation in alternative dispute resolution being extended to cover non-regulated markets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 180258 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 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government is making such an assessment as part of its review of the system of alternative dispute resolution. The Modernising Consumer Markets Green Paper asked for views on whether there should be an automatic right for consumers to access alternative dispute resolution in sectors with the highest levels of consumer harm.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-10-22T14:56:09.967Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-22T14:56:09.967Z
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4487
unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4488
star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
988655
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Trading Standards: Finance 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, if the UK Government will provide additional funding to National Trading Standards and Trading Standards Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 180259 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 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department has provided a single enforcement grant of £12,961,000 to National Trading Standards and of £1,215,000 to Trading Standards Scotland for financial year 2018/19. We keep the funding needs of both organisations under constant review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-10-22T15:30:04.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-22T15:30:04.427Z
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4487
unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4488
star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
988656
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Consumers: Subscriptions 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, with reference to the April 2018 Green Paper on Modernising Consumer Markets, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to consumers who fail to cancel subscriptions following initial free trials; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 180260 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 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not estimated the annual cost to consumers of unwanted subscriptions.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to tackling the problem of subscription traps and has asked Citizens Advice to lead work on behalf of the Consumer Protection Partnership to recommend any actions needed to prevent consumers paying for unwanted subscriptions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-10-22T14:56:17.727Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-22T14:56:17.727Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Trading Standards: Enforcement 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, whether his Department plans to undertake a review of the enforcement powers of National Trading Standards and Trading Standards Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 179254 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 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
star this property answer text <p>National Trading Standards (NTS) and Trading Standards Scotland (TSS) do not have enforcement powers of their own but work with local authority trading standards services to take enforcement action.</p><p>The Government consulted on changes to ensure local and national enforcers work within an effective framework for protecting consumers, in the Green Paper “Modernising Consumer Markets”. The Department will respond in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-10-18T15:00:36.947Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-18T15:00:36.947Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Prices 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 steps his Department is taking to ensure that utility companies pass on decreases in wholesale energy prices to consumers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 170771 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 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>The Domestic Gas &amp; Electricity (Tariff Cap) Act places a duty on Ofgem to set a temporary price cap on standard variable and default tariffs.</p><p> </p><p>On 6th September 2018, Ofgem published a statutory consultation, in which they propose a methodology for setting the cap level which takes account of supplier costs including for the wholesale cost of energy. Ofgem propose setting the initial level of the cap at £1,136 and will update the cap on a regular basis to reflect changes in costs, including wholesale energy prices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-09-13T15:22:09.167Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T15:22:09.167Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this