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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: British Chambers of Commerce (13 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: Details of Ministers’ meetings with external organisations are published quarterly on the Gov.UK website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D =department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy& publication_type=transparency-data Information from April to June 2018 will be published in due course. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is a key...

Forced Adoption in the Uk: Carillion (12 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: I congratulate the hon. Member for Leeds West (Rachel Reeves) not just on securing this debate, but on her brilliant work in leading the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee. It has done exactly what a Select Committee should do, which is hold business to account, question the Government, find answers, and bring transparency and openness to this issue. I commend her work and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business Travel: EU Countries (12 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: The Government continues to undertake a comprehensive programme of analysis in support of our EU exit negotiations and preparations. The Government has confirmed that when we bring forward the vote on the final deal, we will ensure that Parliament is presented with the appropriate analysis to make an informed decision. The Government has been clear that free movement will end as we leave...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business: Regulation (12 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: The Government is undertaking a wide range of preparatory work looking at the implications of UK withdrawal from the EU. This includes looking at functions presently undertaken by EU agencies. The Government’s priority is to have effective regulatory systems. Should an EU regulatory function be repatriated then in most cases this will be undertaken by an existing, rather than a new,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Borders: Industrial Health and Safety (12 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: The Government takes the issue of consumer product safety extremely seriously and is committed to ensuring that only safe products are placed on the UK market now and in the future. The Government is preparing for the UK to make an orderly and successful exit from the European Union. BEIS is working with the Department for Exiting the European Union and other Departments to make sure that the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Timesharing: Regulation (12 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: We have not made such an assessment, however we recognise that before the introduction of the Timeshare, Holiday Products, Resale and Exchange Regulations 2011, UK consumer’s received consumer protections under the Timeshare Act 1992. The previous regulations did not include provisions to protect consumers from the apparently perpetual nature of some timeshare contracts. The new regime...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Retail Trade: Urban Areas (12 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: BEIS ministers, including my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State, hold meetings with representatives from the retail sector on a regular basis, including a roundtable with retailers in June. I co-chair the Retail Sector Council which comprises both high street and online retailers. In order to ensure effective engagement across government on town centres, My hon. Friend the Minister of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carillion: Insolvency (11 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: The Taskforce has a key role in informing and shaping the Government’s response to the company’s liquidation, but it is not a review group and will not publish recommendations. The Taskforce has been focused on taking swift action to mitigate the impacts on the small business supply chain, to support employees and apprenticeships find new employment and for the Taskforce members...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Minimum Wage: Repayments (11 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: Information on the most common reasons for underpayment were given in the press notice referred to. Information is not held centrally on the number of workers underpaid through exploitative work trials. In many HMRC investigations a variety of risks of underpayment will exist with a single employer. Any worker who thinks they may have been underpaid the National Minimum Wage should contact...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Utilities: Regulation (10 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: Economic regulators are statutorily independent. It is for regulators to decide how to regulate the companies in the sectors for which they are responsible, in line with their duties. The Government is fully committed to a model of private ownership with strong independent economic regulation.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Trade (9 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: The research paper ‘Global Market Power and its Macroeconomic Implications’ is an IMF working paper. While the paper provides detailed analysis and reaches a number of conclusions, it makes no recommendations to national governments. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the UK’s independent competition authority, is aware of the paper.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Businesses: Gillingham and Rainham (6 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: Our Industrial Strategy aims to make Britain the best place to start and grow a business. Programmes operated by the Government-owned British Business Bank are currently supporting over £4.6bn of finance to over 70,000 SMEs. GOV.UK, the Business Support Helpline and Growth Hubs provide access to advice and support who want to start their own business. The Kent and Medway Growth Hub has...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Directors (5 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: The Government has no such plans. Limited liability is a privileged status through which individuals are able to carry out business while limiting the extent of their personal liabilities to third parties. There is a public interest in third parties being able to establish the trading history of an individual who has been a director of limited liability companies.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Supermarkets: Small Businesses (5 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: Small and medium-sized businesses that supply directly to supermarkets covered by the Groceries Supply Code of Practice are supported by the work of the Groceries Code Adjudicator, who ensures they are treated lawfully and fairly. The Government is also acting to tackle the late payment culture across all sectors. At Spring Statement 2018, my rt. hon. Friend Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Asda: J Sainsbury (5 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: Direct suppliers to Sainsbury’s and Asda are already covered by the Groceries Supply Code of Practice and benefit from the work of the Groceries Code Adjudicator to ensure they are treated lawfully and fairly. They will continue to be protected by the Code and the Adjudicator should the proposed merger go ahead. Under the Enterprise Act 2002 the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Bureaux de Change: Consumers (5 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: The Department has no current plans to amend the guidance. Proposals to amend the Cross Border Payments Regulation are currently going through the European Legislative process and HMG is working with other Member States on these proposals. These contain provisions relating to transparency of currency conversion in certain instances. The Department will consider in due course whether an update...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Beer: Carbon Dioxide (4 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: Holding answer received on 03 July 2018 The Government recognises the importance of the industrial gases sector, which underpins a number of sectors including food and drink. We understand the concerns of the food and drink sector due to the international carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage. I have spoken with UK producers and suppliers on a regular basis highlighting the need to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carillion: Contracts (4 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: Holding answer received on 03 July 2018 Government does not have a record of the number of sub-contractors who worked directly for Carillion that have been declared bankrupt in the last six months. We established a Government Taskforce with representatives from the construction sector, small business, trade unions and the banks to look at how best to mitigate the impact of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Retail Sector Council (4 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: The Retail Sector Council held its first meeting in March this year, and its second meeting on 25th June. The Council is industry led and brings Government and industry together to boost the sector’s productivity and economic health. There are a range of retailers and retail associations on the Council, and all types of retail activity in the UK are in scope.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Plastic Surgery: Bankruptcy (3 Jul 2018)

Andrew Griffiths: The Insolvency Service does not hold this information.


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