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star this property date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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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, in the light of figures from the Office for National Statistics on the United Kingdom's productivity as compared to other G7 countries, what steps are being taken to increase productivity. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-10-23more like thismore than 2015-10-23
star this property answer text <p>Closing the productivity gap represents a real opportunity for the UK to raise its living standards. In July the Chancellor published “Fixing the Foundations: Creating a more prosperous nation”. This report outlines a number of policies designed to improve UK productivity over the course of this parliament.</p><br /><p>Key new measures in the government’s productivity plan include:</p><br /><ul><li>A <strong>reformed planning system</strong>, with streamlined ‘zonal’ system for brownfield sites, and measures to ensure more land is made available for house building;</li></ul><br /><ul><li><strong>Simplifying and streamlining further education</strong> qualifications and inviting local areas to participate in the reshaping and commissioning of local provision;</li></ul><br /><ul><li>A <strong>network of prestigious Institutes of Technology</strong>, focused on delivering the higher level skills employers demand;</li></ul><br /><ul><li>Measures to <strong>sharpen incentives for providing outstanding teaching</strong> <strong>to university students</strong> and to <strong>open the higher education market to more new entrants;</strong></li></ul><br /><ul><li>A <strong>Digital Transformation Plan</strong> to support the adoption of digital technologies across the economy;</li></ul><br /><ul><li>A joint FCA/PRA <strong>New Bank Unit</strong> to promote competition in banking; and</li></ul><br /><ul><li>Building <strong>stronger trading links with emerging markets</strong>, and mobilising the whole of government behind exporting.</li></ul><br /> <br /><p>These policies build on the productivity improving measures announced in the Summer Budget, examples of which include:</p><br /><ul><li><strong>Cutting the UK’s Corporation Tax</strong> rate to 18%, the lowest in the G20;</li></ul><br /><ul><li>Setting the <strong>Annual Investment Allowance at its highest ever permanent level</strong>;</li></ul><br /><ul><li>Creating a <strong>Roads Fund</strong> through reforming Vehicle Excise Duty for new cars;</li></ul><br /><ul><li><strong>Funding new apprenticeships through a lev</strong>y on large employers, which will ensure that those who prioritise training get more out than they put in;</li></ul><br /><ul><li>Putting higher education funding on a more sustainable footing, with <strong>maintenance loans replacing grants</strong>;</li></ul><br /><ul><li><strong>Building a Northern Powerhouse</strong> and ensuring the productive potential of all parts of the UK is realised; and</li></ul><br /><ul><li><strong>Reforming Network Rail</strong> to ensure it can deliver a faster, more reliable and more efficient railway.</li></ul><br /> <br /><p>“Fixing the Foundations: Creating a more prosperous nation” can be found on the GOV.UK website, which is attached.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-10-23T12:00:44.003Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-23T12:00:44.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property file name Productivity_Plan_print.pdf more like this
star this property title Productivity Plan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
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star this property date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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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 assessment they have made of the finding in the study of attitudes to work by the Smith Institute that more than two-thirds of British workers are spending longer at their workplace for little or no gain in productivity. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL7474 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The Smith Institute survey of trade union members asked whether respondents thought they were working “harder” and whether they were more productive than two years ago. Given the ambiguity over the term “working harder” and the unrepresentative sample used, caution should be drawn on the relationship between hours worked and productivity.</p><p>However, ONS data indicate that between 2010 and 2015 the total number of hours worked per week in the UK economy has increased by 8.4%<sup>1</sup>. The vast majority of the increase, around 80%, came from higher employment. While the remainder did come from increased average hours this in part reflects a reduction in the share of part-time work.</p><p>It has been this significant increase in the number of people employed that has driven growth in the UK economy in recent years. The challenge now is to ensure the UK continues to grow through rising productivity. The government’s ‘Fixing the Foundations’ productivity plan, sets out an ambitious vision and the pro-productivity agenda designed to meet this challenge. Productivity, measured as output per hour worked, increased by 1.0% in 2015 as a whole – the largest annual increase since 2011.</p><p>References</p><p>1. ONS UK Labour Market (March 2016): Actual weekly hours worked (seasonally adjusted)</p><p><a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/earningsandworkinghours/datasets/actualweeklyhoursworkedseasonallyadjustedhour01sa" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/earningsandworkinghours/datasets/actualweeklyhoursworkedseasonallyadjustedhour01sa</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-04-25T12:12:28.88Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T12:12:28.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property file name hour01saapr2016.xls more like this
star this property title ONS UK Labour Market March 2016 weekly hours more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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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 steps they are taking to improve labour productivity in the UK. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>Raising labour productivity is at the heart of the Government’s Modern Industrial Strategy. The strategy aims to improve labour productivity by encouraging innovation, developing high quality jobs, supporting UK businesses and fostering growth in all parts of the UK.</p><p> </p><p>A year into the Industrial Strategy we have made significant progress towards these goals, including:</p><ul><li><strong>Investing substantially in skills </strong>– We are designing a National Retraining Scheme to support adults impacted by automation, investing £406 in STEM and technical education for people of all ages as well as introducing new T levels to provide a technical alternative to A levels, in addition to our reforms to apprenticeships.</li><li><strong>The biggest increase in R&amp;D funding ever</strong> – we have committed an extra £7bn by 2023/24, including £2.7bn already allocated to innovative programmes supporting industry and researchers through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.</li><li><strong>Record investment in infrastructure with £37bn committed through the National Productivity Investment Fund by 2023/24.</strong> This includes £2.45bn for Transforming Cities and £1bn in digital infrastructure.</li><li><strong>Publication of Nine Sector Deals</strong>, supporting billions in investment from the public and private sector and important sectoral reforms on issues such as technology diffusion and workforce diversity. A further three deals are being negotiated.</li><li><strong>Announcement of the first ‘missions’ under the Grand Challenges,</strong> aiming to galvanise action on ambitious and specific goals in AI &amp; Data, Clean Growth, the Future of Mobility and Ageing Society. This includes a second clean growth mission to decarbonise industrial clusters.</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T16:58:50.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T16:58:50.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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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 assessment they have made of reported concerns regarding the effect of lower inward migration on future productivity gains. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL4965 more like this
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unstar 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 commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee to gather evidence on patterns of EU migration and the role of migration in the wider economy, ahead of our exit from the EU – and to review how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy. The Government will carefully consider any recommendations made to it by the MAC before finalising the details of the future immigration system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-01-29T16:18:29.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T16:18:29.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar 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
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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 assessment they have made of worker productivity in the UK; and what plans, if any, they have to increase productivity. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL7953 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-05-29more like thismore than 2018-05-29
star this property answer text <p>According to the latest ONS estimates UK output per worker was 1.2% higher in 2018Q1 than it was a decade earlier. The UK has significant economic strengths on which we can build, but we need to do more to increase our productivity and to make the most of our untapped potential right across the country. The government’s Industrial Strategy sets out a long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.</p><p>My rt. hon. Friend Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer recently launched a public call for evidence to support our Business Productivity Review, which will explore what actions could be most effective in improving firm level productivity. The review will look at the impact of management quality on productivity, and how we can most effectively spread best practice across the country to help boost earnings power.</p><p>Our Grand Challenges look to put the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future, directing the focus of the government and engaging the private sector to ensure we take advantage of major global trends, which will improve people’s lives and the country’s productivity.</p><p>As announced at Autumn Budget 2017 we are investing £300m in the development of ultra-low emission vehicles, are supporting driverless cars and AI, and have provided a further £2.3bn in R&amp;D through extending the National Productivity Investment Fund.</p><p>Through Sector Deals, Government will work with entire sectors to support them to grow and become more productive. We have already announced deals with sectors such as Automotive, AI and Life Sciences with more deals under negotiation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-05-29T14:52:09.683Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-29T14:52:09.683Z
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