Results 141–160 of 2677 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Jo Swinson

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...

Written Answers — Women and Equalities: Employment Agencies (3 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: Year Number of recruitment and employment agencies used 2012-13 1 2013-14 1 2014-date 1 GEO joined DCMS from Home Office following a machinery of government change, no information is held prior to September 2012.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Travel (2 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 18 December 2014. The correct answer should have been: In each of the last five financial years the following amounts have been spent by the Department (BIS and UK Trade and Investment) on first class train tickets and business class air travel. Figures for the total amount spent on taxis prior to 2012-13 cannot be provided...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Travel (2 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: In each of the last five financial years the following amounts have been spent by the Department (BIS and UK Trade and Investment) on first class train tickets and business class air travel. Figures for the total amount spent on taxis prior to 2012-13 cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate cost as these costs were included in individual travel and expense claims and not...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Agencies (2 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department operates a delegated recruitment model with individual business units managing their own recruitment campaigns. Information on each campaign is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Agencies (2 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department operates a delegated recruitment model with individual business units managing their own recruitment campaigns. Information on each campaign is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Communication (2 Feb 2015)

Jo Swinson: Admin Budget 2014/15 £5,588,000 2013/14 £5,657,000 2012/13 £5,538,223 2011/12 £6,047,000m (this includes the internal Communications budget of £703k, in later years this was moved outside of the communications budget area) Programme Budget 2014/15 £12,888,000 2013/14 £6,046,000 2012/13 £2,700,000 Figures for earlier years are...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (29 Jan 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills currently employs 47 apprentices. 3 apprentices are aged (a) 16 to 18, 12 apprentices are aged (b) 19 to 24 and 32 apprentices are aged (c) 25 or over.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Offshore Industry (29 Jan 2015)

Jo Swinson: A range of employment rights, including protections from unfair dismissal, have been extended to offshore workers over the years. The exact entitlements available to an offshore worker can depend on the nature of their employment and the location of their work. However, as the Government has already acknowledged, it is not always easy for individuals to establish their employment status...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Minimum Wage (29 Jan 2015)

Jo Swinson: 276 Notices of Underpayment have been issued by HMRC since 1 October 2013 where the investigation started on or after that date. All of these cases will be considered for naming under the revised BIS naming scheme. We have already named 92 employers under the new scheme and we will name more soon. After the Notice of Underpayment is issued, employers have 28 days to pay back the arrears...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Citizens Advice (29 Jan 2015)

Jo Swinson: The table below sets out the amount of funding the Department allocated to Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland in 2013-2014 together with funding levels as set out in their respective grant allocation letters for the current financial year (2014-15). Funding allocations for 2015-16 have yet to be confirmed. Financial Year Citizens Advice (£) Citizens Advice Scotland...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Insolvency (26 Jan 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Insolvency Service sets its fees in accordance with HM Treasury’s ‘Managing Public Money’ principles which require that the standard approach is to set charges to recover the full costs of dealing with the cases it administers. The costs which must be taken into account are set out in the Managing Public Money Guidance published by HM Treasury. The intention with...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Insolvency (26 Jan 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Insolvency Service reviews its fees and charges annually. The Insolvency Service is required to set fees to ensure full cost recovery. The last fee increases were made in April 2014.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Insolvency (26 Jan 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Official Receiver’s fees charged in compulsory liquidation cases are calculated in accordance with principles outlined in HM Treasury’s ‘Managing Public Money’ guidance which provides that the standard approach is to set charges to recover full costs. Fees are set to reflect the average cost of the Official Receiver administering a case and are set out in...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Post Offices: Rhyl (26 Jan 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Post Office’s directly managed Crown network has incurred heavy and historic losses (totalling £26 million in the Post Office’s last reported full financial year). Eliminating these losses is a key element of the Post Office’s strategy to provide for the long-term sustainable future of the network. As part of that strategy the Post Office is seeking to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Insolvency (26 Jan 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Insolvency Service is required to set its fees in line with the principles laid out in HM Treasury’s “Managing Public Money” guidance, which specify that charges should be set to recover full costs. This approach is intended to make sure that the government neither profits at the expense of consumers nor makes a loss for taxpayers to subside. Fees charged are set out in...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Origin Marking (22 Jan 2015)

Jo Swinson: 329 organisations and companies were contacted and 45 interviews were conducted by the research company carrying out the study on the impact of compulsory country of origin marking on behalf of the Department. Respondents were asked for permission for their name to be included in the final report, but only 12 did so. We have asked the research company to contact all of those respondents that...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Working Hours: EU Law (22 Jan 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Working Time Directive was last negotiated in 2012 by European Social Partners. That negotiation ended without agreement in 2013 and the initiative is back with the European Commission. The Directive is not currently in negotiation, but the UK is making its priorities clear. The European Commission have just issued a public consultation on the Directive. The Government is preparing its...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Insolvency Service (20 Jan 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Insolvency Service has recently undertaken reviews of its systems and processes to identify ways to reduce costs. It also regularly reviews its fees. In addition, measures contained in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill will benefit creditors by saving an estimated £20m per year from the cost of all insolvency proceedings.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Consumers: Protection (19 Jan 2015)

Jo Swinson: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills ran a formal consultation on the Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package from 10 July 2013 to 4 September 2013. Details of the Consultation can be found on the following link to the Gov.UK website: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/product-safety-a nd-market-surveillance-package-proposal-for-new-european-reg ulations In...


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