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Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Conditions of Employment (12 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: All employees on zero hours contracts can already, after 26 weeks, request a move to fixed hours contracts under flexible working legislation, brought in on 30 June 2014. We are also currently banning exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts and the employment status review currently taking place is looking further at the employment rights zero hours workers have.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Health (10 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: My Rt. Hon. friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has not had any such meetings.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Citizens' Advice Bureaux (9 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: Since 2010 the Department has received a number of letters, mainly from MPs in response to issues raised by their constituents, but also from bureaux volunteers, staff and one trustee. Only on two occasions has that correspondence been about the effectiveness of the service in so far as that relates to a complaint about how an individual’s case was handled. The remaining correspondence...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Water Companies: Pay (9 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: My Rt. hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has not had any discussions with water companies on payment of the Living Wage. The Government supports employers that choose to pay the Living Wage when it is affordable and not at the expense of jobs. Decisions on what wages to set are for employers and workers to agree as long as employers pay at least the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Banks (9 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: I am unable to comment publicly on any activity the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) may or may not be conducting into allegations of cartel behaviour in this area, including any intelligence it may have received or reviewed in relation to any particular allegations. The CMA has been setup up by the Government as the UK’s independent competition authority and has extensive...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Offshore Industry (9 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The protections for staff in the offshore oil and gas sector in this example depend on the exact nature of their employment and the location of their work. The employment status review, announced in October, will consider whether the framework underpinning employment rights in the UK is still fit for purpose. Amongst other things, it will consider the statutory employment rights and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Citizens' Advice Bureaux (5 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department does not hold this information. Citizens Advice, the umbrella organisation for the bureaux service across England and Wales has not been able to provide reliable data on the number of unique clients advised over the past 10 years. Accurate electronic recording of data across the bureaux network has only been possible in the last 4 years, prior to which statistics were collected...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Citizens Advice (5 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills does not hold this information as central Government funds the umbrella organisation, Citizens Advice, but not individual bureaux. We have obtained the following information from Citizens Advice: a) Citizens Advice currently has 316 member bureaux (legal entities). This number fluctuates as bureaux merge to create more sustainable and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Citizens Advice (5 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) provides core Grant-in-Aid funding to Citizen Advice (CitA), the umbrella body for the bureaux service across England and Wales. Central Government does not provide funding directly to individual bureaux, core funding for these are usually provided by the local authority in which they are located. In previous years BIS has also...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Citizens' Advice Bureaux (5 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department does not hold this information. Citizens Advice has provided the information set out in the table below: Location 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 England & Wales 2,000,000 2,147,550 2,107,759 2,108,333 2,086,472 England No accurate further breakdown of data available 2,012,412 1,967,167 1,954,908 1,947,940 London 225,089...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Citizens' Advice Bureaux (5 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is not responsible for funding debt advice. Bureaux deliver face to face debt advice under a contract held between Citizens Advice and the Money Advice Service.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Delivery Services (5 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: On 31 July last year the UK Statement of Principles on Parcel Deliveries, developed through collaboration between Citizens Advice and the British Retail Consortium, was published. The Principles set out best practice for businesses, such as parcel delivery firms, on how they can ensure fair delivery prices, consumers can obtain delivery cost information upfront and get clear directions to the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Bank Services (4 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Government does not hold this information.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Advertising (4 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) publishes the core departmental advertising and publicity costs in the BIS Annual Report and Accounts. The costs recorded in each of the last four annual reports are as follows: 2013/14: £8,774,000 2012/13: £1,449,000 2011/12: £2,402,000 2010/11: £587,000 The annual report for 2014/15 is due to be...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Citizens Advice (4 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department does not hold this information. Citizens Advice has provided the following data on volunteer numbers but this is only available for 7 of the past 10 years. Financial Year No. volunteers in bureaux No. trustees Total volunteers across bureaux 2007-08 15,825 4,250 20,075 2008-09 17,309 4,024 21,333 2009-10 17,819 3,668 21,487 2010-11 18,141 3,525...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Citizens Advice (4 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department does not hold this information. Citizens Advice has provided the following data on the number of paid staff working in bureaux across the network but this is only available for 7 of the past 10 years. Financial Year No. paid staff in bureaux 2007-08 6,035 2008-09 6,359 2009-10 7,027 2010-11 6,821 2011-12 6,643 2012-13 6,380 2013-14 6,400 ...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Citizens Advice (4 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: Central Government does not fund Citizens Advice Bureaux. It funds the umbrella body for the service only. The effectiveness of delivery is a matter between the umbrella body and its member bureaux. Bureaux are audited both for quality of advice (QAA) and against the standards of membership. Bureaux who fail their audit are referred to the Membership and Standards Committee – a...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Citizens Advice (4 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department provides core funding to Citizens Advice, the umbrella body for the bureaux service in England and Wales. That funding allows for the provision of essential central services to the bureaux network including IT, information, training and the recruitment of volunteers. BIS has maintained its core funding to Citizens Advice over the Spending Review period. I refer the hon....

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Citizens' Advice Bureaux (4 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) provides core funding to Citizens Advice, the umbrella body for the Citizens Advice Bureaux service in England and Wales. That core funding allows for the provision of essential central services to the bureaux network including IT, information, training and the recruitment of volunteers and the auditing of bureaux to ensure they retain...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Citizens Advice (4 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department does not hold this information. Citizens Advice has provided the following data on the number of field offices, including bureaux and outreach services. Outreaches are not bureaux in their own right, but constitute places where services are delivered such as GP surgeries, libraries etc. Services are also delivered from another 1,000 ad-hoc locations on a one-off or short term...


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