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star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 29 October (HL 2219), whether they have any plans to amend the minimum wage legislation to include interns and others not currently covered by it including those subject to the terms of the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL2696 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Many interns are already entitled to the National Minimum Wage. The term “intern” is not defined in any legislation: entitlement to the minimum wage depends on whether or not an individual is a worker for minimum wage purposes.</p><p> </p><p>The National Minimum Wage applies to all workers unless a specific exemption applies. If an intern is a worker they will be entitled to the minimum wage. An applicable exemption would be students in further or higher education performing work-experience for a period not exceeding 12 months which is part of their studies. It can be legitimate for employers to offer unpaid or ‘expenses-only’ opportunities in some circumstances – in particular where the individual is acting as a volunteer.</p><p> </p><p>Given this dependency on employment status, it is vital that employers and workers understand how this is determined. This is why last month, the Business Secretary announced a review of employment status, looking at how the system could be clarified, providing transparency for both individuals and employers. This is an internal review and findings will be presented to ministers early next year.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently no plans to specifically consider individuals covered by the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T16:01:07.34Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T16:01:07.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Investment: Colombia more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, on what date the UK-Colombia bilateral investment treaty will be ratified; and on what date that treaty will come into force. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 214702 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK-Colombia Bilateral Investment Agreement completed its parliamentary scrutiny under the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act on 14 July 2014. The Agreement entered into force on 10 October 2014 which was sixty days after the date of receipt of the last notification by which the Parties notify each other in writing that their respective internal requirements for entry into force of the Agreement have been fulfilled.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T16:17:16.387Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T16:17:16.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
156776
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Exports: Government Assistance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of government assistance for exports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gloucester more like this
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Richard Graham more like this
star this property uin 906151 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>United Kingdom Trade &amp; Investment (UKTI) continues to increase the number of businesses it assists. Up to around 48,000 in 2013/14, a 50% increase on the previous year and the largest increase ever seen.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This support helped generate additional sales of £49 billion and created or safeguard over 220,000 jobs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T16:03:38.613Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T16:03:38.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Graham more like this
147419
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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many contracts signed by his Department with suppliers of services or consultants include a clause providing that if the contract is abrogated by the Government, the provider or consultant will be compensated for lost income since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Great Grimsby more like this
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Austin Mitchell more like this
star this property uin 214000 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The maintenance of central records of all contracts let by the Department commenced from August 2012. Therefore, I can provide information on contracts let in the period August 2012 to date only.</p><p> </p><p>No contracts put in place for the Department using UK SBS terms and conditions include provision for compensation for lost income in the event of abrogation by the customer. Indeed, UK SBS terms and conditions include clauses specifically excluding such activity. Where the Department’s needs have been met through the use of Crown Commercial Service frameworks, the terms and conditions applied will be those required by the respective framework.</p><p> </p><p>The Department’s contract opportunities with a value greater than £10,000 and all contracts subsequently awarded are published on <a href="https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder" target="_blank">Contracts Finder</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T15:47:11.277Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T15:47:11.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Austin Mitchell more like this
155714
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Holiday Leave: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what guidance he plans to give to employers following the recent ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal on holiday pay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ochil and South Perthshire more like this
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Gordon Banks more like this
star this property uin 214507 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling on holiday pay is a significant judgment for employers and workers. Government is urgently working through the detail, including with the Taskforce of business representatives and Government departments convened by my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Employers may wish to check their current arrangements for holiday pay and overtime/sales commission, and seek legal advice when necessary. Employers and workers can contact the ACAS helpline on 0300 123 1100 for free and confidential advice.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T16:13:33.56Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T16:13:33.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Banks more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Russia more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the cost to UK businesses of sanctions currently in operation on trade with Russia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Mr Andrew Smith more like this
star this property uin 214046 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>UK businesses exposure to sanctions has been relatively limited so far, although it is too early to be able to estimate the full impact of sanctions on UK businesses. UK businesses involved in the finance, energy and defence sectors in particular are facing various export restrictions, whilst some agricultural and food producers have been affected by Russia’s retaliatory measures. The Government is maintaining a close dialogue with affected companies and industry bodies.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T16:17:48.347Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T16:17:48.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Andrew Smith more like this
155719
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate more like this
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, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2014 to Question 212650, how many permanent members of staff employed by the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate were working in (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 214639 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In the financial year 2012-13, the number of permanent members of staff employed in the Employment Agency Standards (EAS) inspectorate was 16, all based in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>At the beginning of the financial year 2013-14, there were 12 permanent members of staff working in EAS in BIS. In November 2013, nine permanent staff went on loan to HMRC to assist with enforcing non-payment of National Minimum Wage, including in the recruitment sector.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T16:18:31.26Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T16:18:31.26Z
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1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
155713
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Procurement more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how the Government gathers data on whether its suppliers are small and medium-sized enterprises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Solihull more like this
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Lorely Burt more like this
star this property uin 214517 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department is committed to the Government’s small and medium sized enterprise (SME) agenda and works with Cabinet Office guidance and requirements on reporting. This includes the use of Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) numbers to identify spend through SMEs and monitoring information provided by Cabinet Office to all Departments on a quarterly basis setting out the spend of SME subcontractors provided by the top 400 main suppliers.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T16:14:48.717Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T16:14:48.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property hansard heading Business: Females 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, Innovation and Skills, how the Government gathers data on the number of British businesses that are (a) women-owned and (b) women-led. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Solihull more like this
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Lorely Burt more like this
star this property uin 214516 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The primary source of data on the characteristics and performance of the small and medium sized SME population is the BIS Small Business Survey (SBS).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The businesses surveyed in the SBS are asked what proportion of the partners or directors are women and whether the business is owned by women. Women-led businesses are defined as those where women make up more than 50 per cent of the partners or directors in day-to-day control of the business, or where the sole proprietor is a woman. Women-owned business are defined as those where more than 50 per cent of the business is owned by women.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The SBS data are weighted to reflect the SME population as a whole using numbers from the Business Population Estimates. Further information on SBS 2012 is available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/small-business-survey-reports" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/small-business-survey-reports</a> and the findings from SBS 2014 are scheduled for publication in early 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T15:48:41.56Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T15:48:41.56Z
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1513
star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this