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Self-Employment In The UK Construction Industry

EDM number 1669 in 2007-08, proposed by Michael Clapham on 02/06/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Employment, Industry and National insurance.

That this House welcomes the new report commissioned by the Union of Construction and Allied Technical Trades (UCATT) from Professor Mark Harvey which underlines that the major factor contributing to the casualised nature of the construction industry in the UK is the endemic level of false self-employment; notes that statistical evidence illustrates that in excess of 400,000 workers are falsely self-employed providing a vehicle for employers to evade paying national insurance contributions (NICs); further notes that the fiscal loss largely from non-payment of NICs by employers is estimated to be £1.7 billion per year; is concerned that the employment structure of the industry undermines the Government's attempts to create more apprenticeships, better training and a more effective safety and health culture; and calls on the Government to abolish the Construction Industry Scheme and replace it with one that distinguishes between direct employment and genuine self-employed workers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 72 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Michael Clapham02/06/2008Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourProposed
Harry Cohen02/06/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSeconded
Jim Sheridan02/06/2008Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSeconded
Joan Walley02/06/2008Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSeconded
Stephen Hepburn02/06/2008JarrowLabourSeconded
David Hamilton02/06/2008MidlothianLabourSeconded
Robert Wareing03/06/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
David Taylor03/06/2008North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Ian Gibson03/06/2008Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn03/06/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton03/06/2008GowerLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd03/06/2008Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Lynne Jones03/06/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Brian Iddon03/06/2008Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner03/06/2008BolsoverLabourSigned
Ken Purchase03/06/2008Wolverhampton North EastLabourSigned
David Drew04/06/2008StroudLabourSigned
Hywel Francis04/06/2008AberavonLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard04/06/2008WalthamstowLabourSigned
Dai Davies04/06/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Andrew Dismore04/06/2008HendonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer04/06/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell04/06/2008Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Albert Owen04/06/2008Ynys MLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty04/06/2008Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Peter Kilfoyle04/06/2008Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Paul Holmes04/06/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins05/06/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Andrew George05/06/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Anderson06/06/2008BlaydonLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd06/06/2008Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Alan Meale09/06/2008MansfieldLabourSigned
Mike Hancock09/06/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams09/06/2008ConwyLabourSigned
Desmond Turner10/06/2008Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Colin Burgon10/06/2008ElmetLabourSigned
Michael Meacher10/06/2008Oldham West and RoytonLabourSigned
Marsha Singh10/06/2008Bradford WestLabourSigned
Angela Smith11/06/2008Sheffield, HillsboroughLabourSigned
Rudi Vis11/06/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
David Borrow11/06/2008South RibbleLabourSigned
Russell Brown11/06/2008Dumfries and GallowayLabourSigned
Elliot Morley11/06/2008ScunthorpeLabourSigned
Alan Simpson11/06/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Lorely Burt12/06/2008SolihullLiberal DemocratSigned
Gavin Strang12/06/2008Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
Ian Stewart12/06/2008EcclesLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin12/06/2008Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Ian McCartney12/06/2008MakerfieldLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins12/06/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Paul Rowen16/06/2008RochdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Anne Moffat17/06/2008East LothianLabourSigned
Terry Rooney17/06/2008Bradford NorthLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith18/06/2008Bristol North WestLabourSigned
Martin Linton18/06/2008BatterseaLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood18/06/2008Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
John Pugh18/06/2008SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell23/06/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Linda Riordan25/06/2008HalifaxLabourSigned
Eric Illsley26/06/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Chris Mullin30/06/2008Sunderland SouthLabourSigned
Alan Beith30/06/2008Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Devine01/07/2008LivingstonLabourSigned
Mike Wood01/07/2008Batley and SpenLabourSigned
David Crausby02/07/2008Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Bill Etherington02/07/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Tony Wright03/07/2008Cannock ChaseLabourSigned
Clive Efford07/07/2008ElthamLabourSigned
Colin Challen08/07/2008Morley and RothwellLabourSigned
Sharon Hodgson21/07/2008Gateshead East and Washington WestLabourSigned
Jim Dowd22/07/2008Lewisham WestLabourSigned
John Grogan06/10/2008SelbyLabourSigned

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