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Employment Opportunities Bill

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2010-12

Last updated: 2 May 2012 at 10:51

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Long title

A Bill to introduce more freedom, flexibility and opportunity for those seeking employment in the public and private sectors; and for connected purposes.

Summary

The stated purpose of the Bill is to introduce more freedom, flexibility and opportunity for those seeking employment in the public and private sectors. It would

  • reduce restrictions on foreign nationals lawfully resident in the UK that prevent them from working, unless they have been refused leave to remain or are in detention
  • enable those entitled to the minimum wage to opt out from that entitlement
  • remove the entitlement to the minimum wage from those who are receiving a training wage, if they had entered into a written contract of employment offering them a training wage and training from the employer in skills relevant to the employment
  • require the Low Pay Commission to institute an enquiry into the impact of the national minimum wage on job creation and access to employment in areas of high unemployment, and to consider whether to reduce the minimum wage in those areas if it is found to have had a negative effect. It would further require the Secretary of State to act on recommendations by the Commission to reduce the minimum wage.

Sponsor

Mr Christopher Chope
Conservative
Christchurch

Current version of the Bill

16 June 2011
Commons

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
1st reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Lords
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
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