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Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Foreign Workers (24 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has introduced a requirement for large listed companies to include in their Strategic Report information on human rights issues. This requirement will be further enhanced by the Non-Financial Reporting Directive, due to come into force by 2017, which specifically includes human rights due diligence and supply chains. In December last...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Social Services: Pay (24 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Government already makes clear in legislation and guidance that travel time between assignments should be paid at least the appropriate National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate. Whether a worker paid by the hour is entitled to the minimum wage for periods such as the time spent travelling between home and their first assignment and between their last assignment and home depends on the terms of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Conditions of Employment (24 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: There is no legal definition of a zero hours contract in UK domestic employment law. In general terms a zero hours contract is an arrangement under which an employer does not guarantee the individual any work, and the individual is not obliged to accept any work offered. The ONS in their Labour Force Survey describe a zero hours contract as a contract ‘where a person is not...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Post Offices (24 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: Information of the number of passport applications and renewals administered by post offices is the operational responsibility of Post Office Limited. As such I have therefore asked Paula Vennells, the Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to the hon Member on this matter. A copy of her reply will be placed in the libraries of the House.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Post Offices (24 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Government understands the important role that post offices play in communities across the country and since 2010 has committed nearly £2 billion to maintain, modernise and protect a network of at least 11,500 branches that continues to meet strict access criteria that see, for example, 99% of the population nationally living within three miles of a post office outlet. This...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Post Offices (24 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The provision of Post Office ATM’s at post offices is the operational responsibility of Post Office Limited. As such I have therefore asked Paula Vennells, the Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to the hon Member on this matter. A copy of her reply will be placed in the libraries of the House.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Sub Post Offices (24 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The abolition of vehicle tax discs is a matter for the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has not held any discussions with the National Federation of SubPostmasters specifically on the subject of vehicle tax. Ministers meet the National Federation of SubPostmasters regularly to discuss a range of issues...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Rio Tinto Group (24 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) does not hold details of the future employment arrangements of all employees leaving BIS. The Business Appointment Rules (BAR) apply to civil servants who intend to take up an appointment or employment after leaving the Civil Service. These currently apply to members of the Senior Civil Service for two years after their last day of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Rio Tinto Group (24 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department has not seconded any employees from Rio Tinto plc.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Training (24 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The guidance is all staff should ensure they undertake at least 5 days of learning a year as part of the commitment in the Civil Service Reform Capabilities Plan. Learning takes place in many forms including shadowing, taking on development projects, seminars, coaching, e-learning, undertaking research and attending meetings as well as relevant courses.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Training (24 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The majority of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) training budget is delegated to the individual business units. This enables them to target resources to their learning priorities. BIS does not centrally collate details of number of days training undertaken. To collate this information would incur disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Training (24 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The training budget for 2012/13 was £2,992,186 The training budget for 2013/14 was £2,735,104 The training budget for 2014/15 was £2,277,029

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Training (24 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The spend on training in the core Department was Year Spend (£) 2011/12 2,662,967 2012/13 2,070,999 2013/14 2,125,638

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Groceries Code Adjudicator (23 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The jurisdiction of the Groceries Code Adjudicator is defined by the Groceries Supply Code of Practice. The Code governs the commercial relationships between the ten largest UK supermarkets and their direct suppliers, and reflects the findings of the Competition Commission’s market investigation into the supermarket sector conducted between 2006 and 2008. There will be a statutory...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Utilities: Billing (23 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: Charges for a paper bill must reflect only the additional costs actually incurred by the business concerned for providing this service. Consumers who believe they have been overcharged should consult the Citizens’ Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06 (www.adviceguide.org.uk). In many instances, consumers could re-negotiate or find an alternative provider to obtain better...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Working Hours: EU Law (23 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is in regular contact with the European Commission on a range of issues. In 2014 the European Commission requested national reports on the practical implementation of the Working Time Directive. The Government provided its response on 31 October 2014, setting out recent developments in case law, and evidence of the impacts of the Working Time...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund (19 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The number of people who have made applications to the Access to Elected Office fund by year is in the table. Financial Year Number of applicants 2012/13 27 2013/14 34 2014/15 (to date) 34 The total value of Grants awarded to date (from July 2012 to January 2015) is £399,061, and applications totalling £92,442 are currently pending. Total grant expenditure will...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Offshore Industry (17 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: A contractor’s employment protections will depend on the facts of the working relationship and the contract under which they are working. This is irrespective of whether the individual is being contracted for offshore work or not. Contractors who are actually workers or employees would be entitled to the same basic employment protections as other offshore workers with a similar status,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (12 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: Since 1 April 2014, the lowest paid contracted staff at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) offices across the UK have been paid £7.85 per hour, up £1.40 or nearly 22% from the previous £6.45 per hour rate. This increase restored and surpassed the real value of wages that had fallen in recent years. This means that BIS contractors are amongst the top 25% of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Tax Avoidance (12 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EAS) enforce the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (both as amended). These regulations apply only to employment agencies which place people permanently with employers, and employment businesses who place people temporarily with hirers. If an umbrella company...


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