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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 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 what is their assessment of the recent proposal by the Child Poverty and Social Justice Commission that unpaid internships should be illegal. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL2219 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 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>This Government is absolutely clear: exploitation of interns is unacceptable and we don’t hesitate to act where we find that employment law has been broken and someone who is entitled to the minimum wage hasn’t been paid it.</p><p> </p><p>Complaints from interns about non-payment of the minimum wage are prioritised by HMRC for investigation and HMRC will investigate every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights Helpline.</p><p> </p><p>Research shows that internships and work experience programmes can be valuable opportunities for young people taking their first steps in the labour market. Our work on interns and the National Minimum Wage aims to achieve the right balance between ensuring that opportunities for young people are not cut off and minimising the risk of exploitation.</p><p> </p><p>Our concern, if we were to prohibit unpaid internships, is that this may lead to employers recruiting interns through informal and privileged networks with adverse effects on social mobility or have adverse consequences on the number of available opportunities.</p><p> </p><p>There is no definition of an internship in minimum wage legislation and interns are considered in the same way as everyone else with regards to whether the minimum wage is due. The key issue is whether or not they are workers as defined by minimum wage legislation. If they are, then they are eligible for the minimum wage unless a specific exemption applies. Volunteers are not workers and are not eligible for the minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T16:15:22.2220144Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T16:15:22.2220144Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
100266
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar 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 Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 October 2014 to Question 209803, how many of the people undertaking work experience have since entered paid employment. 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 211299 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>Research with claimants published earlier this year shows that 36 per cent of work experience participants were in employment at the time of interview, and 42 per cent had at least been in employment at some point (even if they were not at the time of the interview).</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/284017/rr865-youth-contract-customer-experiences.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/284017/rr865-youth-contract-customer-experiences.pdf</a></p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:40:48.9595497Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:40:48.9595497Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
142329
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar 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 Work and Pensions, how many people (a) were referred by jobcentres to, and (b) have participated in, his Department's work experience scheme in each year since 2011. 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 213751 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The following table presents the number of work experience placements starts by people of all ages for every year since 2011. Data is only available up to and including May for 2014. The information is published as part of the Youth Contract Official Statistics: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/pre-work-programme-and-get-britain-working#youth-contract" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/pre-work-programme-and-get-britain-working#youth-contract</a></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Period</p></td><td><p>Work experience placement starts</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January - December 2011</p></td><td><p>37,920</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January - December 2012</p></td><td><p>66,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January - December 2013</p></td><td><p>84,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January - May 2014</p></td><td><p>55,750</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><p>1. The table shows the number of starts rather than people. Some claimants may have started more than one work experience placement</p><p> </p><p>2. A work experience start is defined as the date the claimant accepted their work experience placement with the employer. This is input by an adviser to the Jobcentre Plus' Labour Market System.</p><p> </p><p>3. Data relating to work experience referrals are not available</p><p> </p><p>4. Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T14:18:39.4303364Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T14:18:39.4303364Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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163
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
170270
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage and support the remuneration of internships. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL3766 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 2014-12-23more like thismore than 2014-12-23
star this property answer text <p>The term “intern” is not defined in any legislation: entitlement to the minimum wage depends on whether or not an individual is a worker. If an internship meets the legal definition of a worker, then they must be paid at least the minimum wage from the start. Given the dependency on employment status, it is vital that employers and workers understand how this is determined.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Last November, the Minister for Employment Relations launched a series of posters and an information video alongside 200 letters to employers to increase awareness of employers and interns rights and responsibilities in relation to the National Minimum Wage. This was followed by a Facebook campaign. The Facebook messages reached 160,000 young people and HMRC are currently evaluating the impact of the letters sent to employers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, complaints from interns about non-payment of the minimum wage are prioritised by HMRC for investigation and HMRC will investigate every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights Helpline. Any worker who believes that they are being paid below the minimum wage should call the helpline on 0800 917 2368.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Determining an individual’s employment status can be complicated; this is why the Business Secretary announced a review of employment status in October this year, to help ensure an employment status framework in the UK that meets the needs of everyone. This is an internal review and will present findings to ministers early next year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-12-23T12:48:32.783Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-23T12:48:32.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
171519
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar 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 Communities and Local Government, how many interns are employed to work in the office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in his Department, the hon. Member for Keighley. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester South more like this
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Jonathan Ashworth more like this
star this property uin 219478 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 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
star this property answer text <p>None.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, the Department is committed to offering internships through a number of Whitehall and departmental programs. The majority of our interns are recruited from central Civil Service Diversity programs. This includes the Whitehall Internship, a 2 week funded residential placement aimed at improving workplace skills for students aged 16-18 from underrepresented groups, and the Fast Stream Summer Diversity Internship, which aims to encourage a more diverse mix of applicants for the Civil Service Fast Stream program. Our departmental internships are short-term development opportunities hosted by the Department, which are advertised on the Civil Service jobs website.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 219477 more like this
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less than 2015-01-15T17:30:08.99Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-15T17:30:08.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jonathan Ashworth more like this
175901
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to promote equal access to intern opportunities for all; and how many disabled people have received help from the Access to Work Fund in order to participate fully in internship programmes. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL4481 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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Her Majesty’s Government promote equal access to intern opportunities through a series of communications strands such as:</p><p> </p><p>· The rising awareness of Disability Confident Britain and it’s media profile will help increase awareness of the Access to Work (AtW) support available;</p><p>· Continually improving and developing Advisory knowledge and skills in supporting Disabled People into work and remaining in work, and;</p><p>· Marketing the Jobcentre Plus offer directly to employers and other organisations and institutions.</p><p> </p><p>Moreover, Access to Work gives practical support and help to meet additional costs to overcome barriers. AtW can usually support people only in paid internships, however we have extended Access to Work to cover the Supported internships scheme for young people with special educational needs and for young people undertaking Traineeships. DWP does not have a robust means of reporting programme volumes for internships.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T17:36:41.257Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T17:36:41.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
419823
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar 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, Innovation and Skills, what steps the Government has taken in response to the recommendation in the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission's report, State of the Nation 2014: Social Mobility and Child Poverty in Great Britain, published in October 2014, that unpaid internships should be eliminated by 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Phil Boswell more like this
star this property uin 11169 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 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes in fair wages for fair work and opportunity for all. When an intern meets the legal definition of a worker they must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage. We actively promote fair and open access to paid internships through the BIS-funded Graduate Talent Pool, and our Social Mobility Business Compact and Common Best Practice Code for High Quality Internships ask employers to ensure that any internships they offer are advertised openly and transparently and are paid fairly. We have also made it simpler to name and shame employers that do not comply with national minimum wage regulations and, in addition, complaints from interns are now fast-tracked by HMRC.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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11018 more like this
11168 more like this
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less than 2015-10-20T09:33:29.033Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-20T09:33:29.033Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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4388
star this property label Biography information for Philip Boswell more like this
419824
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar 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, Innovation and Skills, what steps the Government (a) has taken and (b) plans to take in response to the finding in the Institute for Public Policy Research's report, Why Interns Need a Fair Wage, published in July 2010, that the system of unpaid internships excludes young people who come from less well-off families and ensures that certain industries and professions continue to be dominated from particular backgrounds, perpetuating inequality and dampening opportunities for social mobility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Phil Boswell more like this
star this property uin 11168 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 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes in fair wages for fair work and opportunity for all. When an intern meets the legal definition of a worker they must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage. We actively promote fair and open access to paid internships through the BIS-funded Graduate Talent Pool, and our Social Mobility Business Compact and Common Best Practice Code for High Quality Internships ask employers to ensure that any internships they offer are advertised openly and transparently and are paid fairly. We have also made it simpler to name and shame employers that do not comply with national minimum wage regulations and, in addition, complaints from interns are now fast-tracked by HMRC.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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11018 more like this
11169 more like this
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less than 2015-10-20T09:33:28.793Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-20T09:33:28.793Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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4388
star this property label Biography information for Philip Boswell more like this
420380
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-09more like thismore than 2015-10-09
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar 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, Innovation and Skills, what steps the Government (a) has taken and (b) plans to take in response to the finding on page 99 of the Final Report of the Panel on Fair Access to the Professions that internships operate as part of an informal economy where opportunities depend on personal contacts rather than ability. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Phil Boswell more like this
star this property uin 11018 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 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes in fair wages for fair work and opportunity for all. When an intern meets the legal definition of a worker they must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage. We actively promote fair and open access to paid internships through the BIS-funded Graduate Talent Pool, and our Social Mobility Business Compact and Common Best Practice Code for High Quality Internships ask employers to ensure that any internships they offer are advertised openly and transparently and are paid fairly. We have also made it simpler to name and shame employers that do not comply with national minimum wage regulations and, in addition, complaints from interns are now fast-tracked by HMRC.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
11168 more like this
11169 more like this
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less than 2015-10-20T09:33:28.95Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-20T09:33:28.95Z
star this property answering member
3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
star this property tabling member
4388
star this property label Biography information for Philip Boswell more like this
433904
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar 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, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2015 to Question 11169, what discussions the Government has had with the devolved administrations on the recommendation in the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission's report, State of the Nation 2014: Social Mobility and Child Poverty in Great Britain, published in October 2014, that unpaid internships should be eliminated by 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Phil Boswell more like this
star this property uin 18611 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 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
star this property answer text <p>No formal discussions on unpaid internships have taken place between the UK Government and the devolved administrations following the publication of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission’s report in October 2014. The UK Government recognises that a number of the levers that can be used to influence social mobility are the responsibility of the devolved administrations, and we are keen to work closely with all partners to help improve social mobility across the United Kingdom.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-01-18T17:08:37.313Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-18T17:08:37.313Z
star this property answering member
3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
star this property tabling member
4388
star this property label Biography information for Philip Boswell more like this
455192
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar 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, Innovation and Skills, how many representations he has received on the exploitation of unpaid trials in the (a) service, (b) print and (c) retail sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 28558 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 2016-03-09more like thismore than 2016-03-09
star this property answer text <p>My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, BIS Ministers and officials are in frequent contact with a wide range of stakeholders on labour market issues, including issues around internships. The Low Pay Commission also consults on a range of issues, including internships, and submits its findings to Government each year to inform its recommendations on the National Minimum Wage. We are not aware of any recent, formal representations relating only to exploitation of unpaid interns in the specified sectors.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-03-09T11:52:09.407Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-09T11:52:09.407Z
star this property answering member
3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
star this property tabling member
4473
star this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
455193
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar 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, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of the exploitation of unpaid trials in at-risk sectors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 28559 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 2016-03-11more like thismore than 2016-03-11
star this property answer text <p>Entitlement to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) applies where someone meets the criteria of a worker. There is no legal or consistently-used definition of an internship and therefore no authoritative, single assessment of their prevalence, unpaid or otherwise. However, the Low Pay Commission 2015 Report on the National Minimum Wage sets out their findings from the evidence they have collated as well as research that they have commissioned to assess the prevalence of unpaid internships.</p><p>The Government works to promote high-quality, paid internships through improved codes of practice, awareness campaigns and changes to the BIS-sponsored Graduate Talent Pool. We also continue to tackle exploitation. The Government invested over £13m in 2015/16 to ensure enforcement of the NMW and we continue to name and shame employers who break minimum wage law.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-03-11T17:00:06.107Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-11T17:00:06.107Z
star this property answering member
3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
star this property tabling member
4473
star this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-24more like thismore than 2016-06-24
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar 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, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has to gather data on the prevalence of paid and unpaid internships. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Copeland more like this
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Mr Jamie Reed more like this
star this property uin 41208 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 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no current plans to quantify the number of paid and unpaid interns. There is no legal definition of an intern, but all those who qualify as ‘workers’ are entitled to the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-07-04T09:32:33.457Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-04T09:32:33.457Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jamie Reed more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-24more like thismore than 2016-06-24
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 his policy is on introducing a legal or standard definition of an internship. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Copeland more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Jamie Reed more like this
star this property uin 41209 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 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to create a legal or standard definition of an internship.</p><p>Depending on the reality of the employment relationship an intern could be classed as a worker, an employee or a volunteer.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-07-04T09:29:24.937Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-04T09:29:24.937Z
star this property answering member
3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
star this property tabling member
1503
star this property label Biography information for Mr Jamie Reed more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-30more like thismore than 2016-06-30
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 Education, what steps her Department is taking to encourage employers to provide work experience opportunities to people in full-time education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tom Blenkinsop more like this
star this property uin 41558 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 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
star this property answer text <p>We want young people to have opportunities to engage with employers and the world of work throughout their education. This should be an age appropriate approach which begins with work discovery activities in primary school.</p><p>We recognise that older children will benefit from an increasing range of employer interventions including inspiring talks, mentoring and work experience. That is why the employer-led Careers &amp; Enterprise Company is increasing the level of employer input into schools and colleges. For example, by rolling out its Enterprise Adviser Network, which works closely with Local Enterprise Partnerships to connect employees from firms of all sizes to schools through a network of volunteer enterprise advisers drawn from business.</p><p>We want more young people to have the opportunity to take part in high quality work experience that helps to prepare them for the workplace and develop the employability skills that employers require. Work experience and work placements should be an integral part of most students’ 16-19 study programmes.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-07-05T13:44:06.703Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-05T13:44:06.703Z
star this property answering member
3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Blenkinsop more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar 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 Northern Ireland, what her Department's policy is on work experience placements; and how many such placement requests have been accepted in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
star this property uin 203158 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 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There have been no work experience placements in my Department since 2010.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa Villiers more like this
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less than 2014-07-03T12:31:10.1115123Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T12:31:10.1115123Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property tabling member
441
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 Northern Ireland, pursuant to her Answer of 3 July 2014, Official Report, column 713W, on work experience, whether her Department follows Cabinet Office guidance on work experience placements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
star this property uin 204174 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>My Department follows the Ministry of Justice guidance on work experience placements, which is based on Cabinet Office guidance.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa Villiers more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T14:16:33.2131565Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T14:16:33.2131565Z
star this property answering member
1500
star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property tabling member
441
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
706640
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-01more like thismore than 2017-03-01
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that internships are accessible to people from all backgrounds. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 66181 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 2017-03-08more like thismore than 2017-03-08
star this property answer text <p>The Civil Service offers a range of internship opportunities. A substantial number of these internships are accessed through positive action schemes, permitted by the Equality Act 2010, to alleviate disadvantage experienced by people from certain groups and to improve their representation.</p><p> </p><p>The Summer Diversity Internship and Early Diversity Internship Programmes, for example, are targeted at BAME, lower socio-economic and disabled groups because they are currently under-represented in the Fast Stream graduate programme. We will continue to prioritise these under-represented groups and consider such schemes to be appropriate initiatives to help increase awareness of the Civil Service and ultimately lead to increased numbers of successful applications to the Fast Stream.</p><p> </p><p>Other internships, not diversity specific, are run but tend to be overseen by specific departments or specialisms, such as the annual FCO internship programme and the Government Economic Service Summer Vacation Placement Scheme.</p><p> </p><p>All recruitment for permanent positions conforms to the Civil Service Commission Principles of fair and open selection, based on merit.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
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less than 2017-03-08T14:15:55.563Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-08T14:15:55.563Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer more like this
star this property tabling member
163
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
708892
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-07more like thismore than 2017-03-07
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many people undertook an unpaid work placement in the Law Officers' Departments in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how many such placements lasted for longer than one month. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 66888 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 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
star this property answer text <p>GLD has offered the following number of work experience placements in each of the last five. None of them lasted for longer than one month. The placements were unpaid but assistance was provided with travel and subsistence costs. The placements were aimed either at promoting access to the legal profession, or to provide work experience to those from disadvantaged or black or minority ethnic backgrounds.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Number of Work Placements in GLD</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>28</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>31</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>31</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) does not undertake unpaid work placements.</p><p> </p><p>The SFO does enable school age students to undertake work experience varying between 1 day and a week. SFO central records indicate that 26 students have completed such a placement over the past five years, as detailed in the following table, but none was for longer than one week.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Number of students at SFO</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>There are no central records held in regard to unpaid work experience at the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and to collect this information would be at a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Nobody has undertaken an unpaid work placement at AGO and HMCPSI within this timeframe.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-03-16T14:20:10.427Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-16T14:20:10.427Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
830214
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 recent estimate his Department has made of the total number of (a) paid and (b) unpaid internships in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Elmet and Rothwell more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Alec Shelbrooke more like this
star this property uin 124875 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 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not made an estimate of the number of interns in the UK since 2010. The estimate produced in 2010 was based on evidence from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), combined with a number of other assumptions and should be treated as indicative only.</p><p> </p><p>If an intern is classified as a “worker”, they are entitled to at least the National Minimum Wage from day one of their employment.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-01-29T15:47:58.183Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T15:47:58.183Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
star this property tabling member
3997
star this property label Biography information for Alec Shelbrooke more like this
902278
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-11more like thismore than 2018-05-11
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 how many employers have been contacted by HMRC in the past year regarding their advertisement of unpaid internships; whether they will publish a list of those employers; and whether they will publish the correspondence sent by HMRC to such employers. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL7804 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 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The government is determined that everyone who is entitled to the National Minimum and Living Wage (NMW) receives it. Anyone who feels they have been underpaid NMW should contact the Acas helpline on 0300 123 1100 or use the online pay and work rights complaints form on gov.uk. HMRC review all complaints that are referred to them.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC has contacted over 1,000 employers who advertise unpaid internships over the past year, signposting them to NMW guidance to help ensure they are compliant. The names of the employers contacted cannot be divulged for confidentiality reasons, and there are no plans to publish the correspondence sent by HMRC to such employers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There are no special rules in respect of interns for NMW purposes, and depending on the arrangements between the parties an intern can either be a worker, a voluntary worker or a volunteer. When HMRC investigate an intern’s entitlement to the NMW the reality of the working relationship is carefully considered.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-05-23T11:40:03.57Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-23T11:40:03.57Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
4286
star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
902279
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-11more like thismore than 2018-05-11
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to achieve their aim to “stamp out illegal unpaid internships”, as pledged in their response to the Taylor review of modern working practices. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL7805 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 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to cracking down on worker exploitation in the labour market. This includes the exploitative use of unpaid interns.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to invest heavily in minimum wage enforcement, increasing the budget to £26.3 million for 2018/19, up from £13 million in 2015/16. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) follow-up every worker complaint it receives and takes enforcement action against employers underpaying the National Minimum Wage (NMW).</p><p> </p><p>HMRC also conducts proactive, targeted enforcement in sectors or areas where there is a higher risk of workers not being paid the legal minimum wage. HMRC is prioritising employers of unpaid interns as part of this work. For example, HMRC routinely contacts employers who advertise unpaid internships, signposting them to NMW guidance to help ensure they are compliant. HMRC has contacted over 1,000 employers in this way since last year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government discusses NMW obligations with employers and worker groups frequently. This includes the issue of exploitative unpaid internships. In line with the commitments made in the Taylor review of modern working practices, the Government will hold a roundtable with employers and leaders from sectors that commonly use interns, to increase awareness of existing legislation. This is scheduled to take place before summer recess.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also committed to updating public guidance for employers and workers on the rules for paying interns. I can confirm that changes will be published over the summer alongside other updates to NMW guidance.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continually assesses the effectiveness of its approach to NMW enforcement, including the approach taken with respect unpaid internships. We will continue to monitor the use of unpaid internships through our regular stakeholder engagement and will publish further details on progress made in enforcement of the NMW over the summer.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL7806 more like this
HL7807 more like this
HL7808 more like this
HL7809 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-05-17T15:21:24.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-17T15:21:24.83Z
star this property answering member
2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
star this property tabling member
4286
star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
902280
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-11more like thismore than 2018-05-11
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to raise awareness of existing legislation on the use of unpaid internships among employers and workers; and when they will issue updated guidance in this area, as pledged in the their response to the Taylor review of modern working practices. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL7806 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 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to cracking down on worker exploitation in the labour market. This includes the exploitative use of unpaid interns.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to invest heavily in minimum wage enforcement, increasing the budget to £26.3 million for 2018/19, up from £13 million in 2015/16. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) follow-up every worker complaint it receives and takes enforcement action against employers underpaying the National Minimum Wage (NMW).</p><p> </p><p>HMRC also conducts proactive, targeted enforcement in sectors or areas where there is a higher risk of workers not being paid the legal minimum wage. HMRC is prioritising employers of unpaid interns as part of this work. For example, HMRC routinely contacts employers who advertise unpaid internships, signposting them to NMW guidance to help ensure they are compliant. HMRC has contacted over 1,000 employers in this way since last year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government discusses NMW obligations with employers and worker groups frequently. This includes the issue of exploitative unpaid internships. In line with the commitments made in the Taylor review of modern working practices, the Government will hold a roundtable with employers and leaders from sectors that commonly use interns, to increase awareness of existing legislation. This is scheduled to take place before summer recess.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also committed to updating public guidance for employers and workers on the rules for paying interns. I can confirm that changes will be published over the summer alongside other updates to NMW guidance.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continually assesses the effectiveness of its approach to NMW enforcement, including the approach taken with respect unpaid internships. We will continue to monitor the use of unpaid internships through our regular stakeholder engagement and will publish further details on progress made in enforcement of the NMW over the summer.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL7805 more like this
HL7807 more like this
HL7808 more like this
HL7809 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-05-17T15:21:24.923Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-17T15:21:24.923Z
star this property answering member
2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
star this property tabling member
4286
star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
902281
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-11more like thismore than 2018-05-11
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be involved in their intelligence-led enforcement against employers who use unpaid interns, as pledged in their response to the Taylor review of modern working practices. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL7807 more like this
star this property answer
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to cracking down on worker exploitation in the labour market. This includes the exploitative use of unpaid interns.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to invest heavily in minimum wage enforcement, increasing the budget to £26.3 million for 2018/19, up from £13 million in 2015/16. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) follow-up every worker complaint it receives and takes enforcement action against employers underpaying the National Minimum Wage (NMW).</p><p> </p><p>HMRC also conducts proactive, targeted enforcement in sectors or areas where there is a higher risk of workers not being paid the legal minimum wage. HMRC is prioritising employers of unpaid interns as part of this work. For example, HMRC routinely contacts employers who advertise unpaid internships, signposting them to NMW guidance to help ensure they are compliant. HMRC has contacted over 1,000 employers in this way since last year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government discusses NMW obligations with employers and worker groups frequently. This includes the issue of exploitative unpaid internships. In line with the commitments made in the Taylor review of modern working practices, the Government will hold a roundtable with employers and leaders from sectors that commonly use interns, to increase awareness of existing legislation. This is scheduled to take place before summer recess.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also committed to updating public guidance for employers and workers on the rules for paying interns. I can confirm that changes will be published over the summer alongside other updates to NMW guidance.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continually assesses the effectiveness of its approach to NMW enforcement, including the approach taken with respect unpaid internships. We will continue to monitor the use of unpaid internships through our regular stakeholder engagement and will publish further details on progress made in enforcement of the NMW over the summer.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL7805 more like this
HL7806 more like this
HL7808 more like this
HL7809 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-05-17T15:21:24.987Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-17T15:21:24.987Z
star this property answering member
2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
star this property tabling member
4286
star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
902282
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-11more like thismore than 2018-05-11
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will assess whether their approach to eradicating unpaid internships has been effective, as pledged in their response to the Taylor review of modern working practices. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL7808 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 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to cracking down on worker exploitation in the labour market. This includes the exploitative use of unpaid interns.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to invest heavily in minimum wage enforcement, increasing the budget to £26.3 million for 2018/19, up from £13 million in 2015/16. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) follow-up every worker complaint it receives and takes enforcement action against employers underpaying the National Minimum Wage (NMW).</p><p> </p><p>HMRC also conducts proactive, targeted enforcement in sectors or areas where there is a higher risk of workers not being paid the legal minimum wage. HMRC is prioritising employers of unpaid interns as part of this work. For example, HMRC routinely contacts employers who advertise unpaid internships, signposting them to NMW guidance to help ensure they are compliant. HMRC has contacted over 1,000 employers in this way since last year.</p><p> </p><p>The Government discusses NMW obligations with employers and worker groups frequently. This includes the issue of exploitative unpaid internships. In line with the commitments made in the Taylor review of modern working practices, the Government will hold a roundtable with employers and leaders from sectors that commonly use interns, to increase awareness of existing legislation. This is scheduled to take place before summer recess.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also committed to updating public guidance for employers and workers on the rules for paying interns. I can confirm that changes will be published over the summer alongside other updates to NMW guidance.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continually assesses the effectiveness of its approach to NMW enforcement, including the approach taken with respect unpaid internships. We will continue to monitor the use of unpaid internships through our regular stakeholder engagement and will publish further details on progress made in enforcement of the NMW over the summer.</p>
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