Results 1–20 of 104 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Kelly Tolhurst

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Members: Correspondence (18 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: I responded to the hon. Member on Wednesday 12 September.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Railways: Doon Valley (14 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: Transport, culture and tourism in Scotland are devolved matters, and so as a heritage railway issue, any assessment would be the responsibility of the Scottish Government.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Pay (13 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: Through the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and the National Living Wage (NMW) the Government protects the lowest paid within our society. The Government sets differentiated and age-related minimum wage rates to protect younger workers who are more vulnerable to being unemployed than older workers. These are set based on the independent and expert advice of the Low Pay Commission. Since the NLW...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Companies: Ownership (13 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: (a) From June 2016 (when Persons of Significant Control criminal offences came into force) to September 2018 criminal proceedings have been issued against 99 individuals (directors) and 89 companies. (b) 5 individuals have been convicted - 4 convictions were for offences contrary to section 790VA Companies Act 2006 (failing to update Companies House with details of relevant entries to a...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Living Wage (13 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: In April 2016, the Government introduced a new National Living Wage (NLW). This year increases in the minimum wage gave over two million of the lowest paid workers a pay rise of over 2 per cent in real terms. Over the year, full time workers aged 25 and over on the NLW will see their earnings grow by more than £600. The Low Pay Commission (LPC) draw upon a wide range of independent...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Companies: Ownership (13 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: Companies House already work very closely with UK law enforcement bodies and routinely share intelligence with them. This includes information that they have received or identified that may indicate suspicious activity. Companies House also assists UK law enforcement with over 120 investigations each month.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: New Businesses (13 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: There are current plans to require Companies House to do this. However, once the outcome of the Financial Action Task Force evaluation of the UK’s anti-money laundering regime is known later this year, I will be considering options to reform the company registration process including what information is disclosed, and how assurance is provided over that information.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Foreign Companies: Registration (13 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: The register of overseas entities will be held by Companies House. Companies House is dedicated to maintaining the integrity of the current companies register and will work to ensure that, as far as possible, the data contained on the overseas entities register is accurate. Companies House will continue to work closely with enforcement agencies, sharing information and helping to identify...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Companies: Registration (13 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: Since January 2013, criminal proceedings have been instituted by the Department against one person for two offences under s1112 Companies Act 2006. A guilty plea was entered to one offence and the second was withdrawn.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Digital Technology (13 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: Responsibility for identifying market-wide competition issues falls to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the UK’s independent competition authority. The Government recently announced an expert panel to look at competition in the digital economy. Its role includes providing an independent voice on digital markets to support the ongoing review of competition law, details of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Employment: Pregnancy (13 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: There is a range of advice and guidance available for pregnant women and new mothers and their employers. This sets out legal rights and obligations, and good practice - supporting pregnant women and new mothers in the workplace. It is periodically reviewed – for instance, we are currently looking at the advice and guidance on GOV.UK regarding pregnancy and maternity discrimination to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Director of Labour Market Enforcement (12 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: The government is carefully considering all 37 recommendations made by the Director of Labour Market Enforcement and we will respond in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Conditions of Employment (12 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government is considering the responses to the consultations and will respond in due course. I am grateful to all those who have contributed.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: New Businesses: Nottinghamshire (12 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Industrial Strategy aims to make the UK the best place in the world to start or grow a business. The Start Up Loans programme helps individuals access the necessary finance to start or grow a business in the UK. In addition to receiving a loan, applicants are offered free business support and access to a business mentor for 12 months after receiving funding, thereby enhancing their...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Businesses: Billing (12 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government understands how important tackling late payment is, especially for smaller businesses. In due course, the Department will be publishing a call for evidence to understand the current trends and evidence on how late payments are affecting SMEs and to seek views on how the Government could go further to tackle the problem.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Self-employed (12 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy relies on published labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which are available here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwor k/employmentandemployeetypes/bulletins/uklabourmarket/previo usReleases

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Unfair Dismissal: Job Security (12 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: In line with good practice, the Government carried out an Equality Impact Assessment before taking the decision to extend the qualifying period for unfair dismissal to two years. This assessment was published and is available here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/31436/11-512-resolving-w orkplace-disputes-impact-assessment.pdf

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Unfair Dismissal: Equality (12 Sep 2018)

Kelly Tolhurst: In line with good practice, the Government carried out an Equality Impact Assessment before taking the decision to extend the qualifying period for unfair dismissal to two years. This assessment was published and is available here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/31436/11-512-resolving-w orkplace-disputes-impact-assessment.pdf

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

Kelly Tolhurst: Statistics released on 11 September show that the labour market continues to perform strongly. The employment rate is at a near-record high and the unemployment rate has not been lower since 1975. Average real-terms weekly earnings excluding bonuses increased by 0.5% over the year. The Government response to the Taylor Report, published in February, set out the steps which the Government is...

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

Kelly Tolhurst: The Government response to the Taylor Report, published in February, said that “Over the coming months we will open up a dialogue with business, unions and other experts to discuss which measures best evaluate these principles. This timescale aligns with the work currently being undertaken by the Carnegie Trust in identifying measures to evaluate the quality of work. Following these...


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