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Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme (16 Sep 2022)

Victoria Prentis: ...the individual must have a business turnover which meets the Access to Work Lower Earnings Limit, currently £6,396. If this is not possible, Access to Work funding will stop. For self-employed freelancers and contractors, as long as their contract value is equivalent to the National Minimum Wage and they satisfy the Access to Work eligibility criteria, grant funding can be provided for...

Iran’s Nuclear Programme (30 Jun 2022)

Steve McCabe: ...we have heard, the Institute for Science and International Security has concluded that it is on the verge of obtaining the bomb. The appointment of Mohammad Eslami, the main liaison with Pakistani freelance nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, as the new head of Tehran’s Atomic Energy Organisation is the clearest signal we could have of Iran’s real intentions. That is why I am...

Hong Kong Anniversaries — [Clive Efford in the Chair] (29 Jun 2022)

Brendan O'Hara: ...trial, while others have fled Hong Kong and are now in exile. The Hong Kong police have even introduced a new definition of what it is to be a journalist—effectively imposing restrictions on freelance reporters, online journalists, student journalists and citizen journalists. That climate of fear has also spread to the creative industries, with authors, publishers, filmmakers and artists...

Houses of Parliament: Co-location - Motion to Take Note (16 Jun 2022)

Lord Cormack: .... He gave some very good examples of his activities this week in that regard. We really must say to the Government: you are meddling in things you have no right to meddle in. If this is just a freelance exercise by the temporary landlord of the QEII Centre, it makes it all the more, frankly, despicable. As my noble friend Lord Young said in his speech, some £11 million has already been...

Channel 4 Privatisation (14 Jun 2022)

Rosie Duffield: ..., the Musicians’ Union and the Writers’ Guild wrote a joint letter to the Secretary of State urging her to reconsider the sale of Channel 4 and in doing so protect the jobs of thousands of freelancers and the livelihoods of at least 60 production companies. It is here I have to declare a significant personal interest, as my partner is a freelance documentary maker who, as well as...

Children’s Education Recovery and Childcare Costs (7 Jun 2022)

Stella Creasy: ...!” “The worst thing about this is that it is seen as the status quo. A justification for pregnancy and parental discrimination. So we get hit twice. No career and blamed for it too. I now work freelance and when I was hired by a client in the same profession for private work, they had assumed I had left an office to start a family.” The truth, though, is that those experiences are...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme: Self-employed (24 May 2022)

Chloe Smith: To enable greater flexibility for disabled freelances and contractors Access to Work has introduced a flexible application, providing greater flexibility for disabled people taking up time limited contracts and freelance opportunities. The flexible application will reduce the bureaucracy of re-applying for Access to Work when starting a new period of employment and the need for repeated...

Restoration and Renewal: Location of House of Lords Chamber - Private Notice Question (16 May 2022)

Lord Cormack: ..., the Speaker or anyone else? Was he speaking for the Government? If so, does he not realise that this is not a matter for the Government, as my noble friend has told us? Was this just another freelance exercise by an intellectual flibbertigibbet?

Written Answers — Treasury: Health and Social Care Levy: Off-payroll Working and Self-employed (25 Apr 2022)

Kirsten Oswald: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Health and Social Care Levy on the earnings of (a) freelance and (b) other off-payroll workers.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: Pensions (18 Mar 2022)

Edward Argar: ...and pension records. NHS England and NHS Improvement are the responsible employers for performing such duties in relation to general practitioner (GP) contractors, surgery based salaried GPs and freelance GP locums in England. In September 2015 Capita was contracted to provide a service administering these functions, which established PCSE to carry out these duties on its behalf. The...

Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill - Second Reading (9 Mar 2022)

Viscount Colville of Culross: .... The recipients were threatened with actions for breach of confidentiality or even copyright if they made the letters public. I have obtained one such letter from a leading London law firm to a freelance journalist who exposes corruption on a regular basis. They were threatened with breach of privacy and given severe warnings against mentioning the law firm unfavourably. I fear that these...

Russia’s Attack on Ukraine (3 Mar 2022)

Nadine Dorries: .... We are seeing that now with journalists across all of our media outlets, including Channel 4. ITV has been doing an amazing job, as have Sky and the BBC—I cannot mention them all—and we have freelance journalists out in many countries as well. They are doing an amazing job. The Russian Government are conducting an aggressive set of information operations against Ukraine and NATO in a...

Scottish Parliament: Public Service Broadcasting (3 Mar 2022)

Sharon Dowey: .... The Scottish Conservatives continue to support public service broadcasting because it brings many benefits to Scotland. BBC Scotland, Channel 4 and STV create jobs, support countless roles in the freelance and creative economies, drive our creative sector and provide world-class programming that is made in Scotland. All members can agree that we want to see public service broadcasting...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Second Stage (23 Feb 2022)

Matthew O'Toole: ...month or two because of the omicron wave, and they have not had support. We know that travel agents have been let down badly throughout the pandemic and that certain other sectors, such as freelance and creative groups continue to fail to be supported. It would be helpful to know where we are with the Economy Department making a bid to reallocate some of its underspend to help those...

Creative Professionals: EU Tours - Question (21 Feb 2022)

Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall: My Lords, the Minister will be well aware that the music industry, particularly the classical music industry, is predominantly freelance and very much depends on international reputations being built. What assessment have the Government made of the impact on individual UK performers of the restrictions that they now face when they are likely to be offered work in the European Union? My...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (8th Day): Amendment 244 (4 Feb 2022)

Viscount Colville of Culross: My Lords, I declare an interest as a freelance television producer. I speak in support of Amendments 253ZA, 255A, 255B and 257B, which all attempt to give some parity in HFSS advertising restrictions between broadcasters and platforms. I apologise for having not been able to speak on Second Reading. The noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones, has already spoken about the reduction in broadcasters’...

Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices — [Judith Cummins in the Chair] (19 Jan 2022)

Jim Shannon: ...to undertake discussions with his counterparts in the devolved nations, in particular Northern Ireland, to ensure a UK-wide approach to fair employment, the gig economy, short-term employment and freelance work. As has been said, those workers must also retain the same protections as long-term permanent workers, with similar entitlements and protections. I know that the Minister in charge...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Arts: Self-employed (19 Jan 2022)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the announcement of 23 December 2021 on £1.5million of additional funding for arts freelancers in England, what estimate the Government has made of the proportion of the arts freelance workforce that will benefit from that fund.

Covid-19: Small Businesses in Streatham (18 Jan 2022)

Bell Ribeiro-Addy: ...of services and support that they continue to provide to our communities. However, it is devastating that small businesses are likely to have seen their turnover plummet by more than half, and that freelance workers and the self-employed have been completely ignored by the Government and left with minimal financial support during the coronavirus pandemic. Almost 50 shops a day vanished...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 11 (13 Jan 2022)

Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall: ...which are trying to contribute to this area. To be able to do that, they need people with skills who can deliver the work. Nearly all the people who can deliver the work and have those skills are freelancers. As we all know, they have suffered hugely in the last two years as a result of the crisis that we have all been through. Freelance workers in all sectors, but particularly the...


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