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Productivity: Cooperatives

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 181, tabled on 21 June 2017

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with (a) the co-operative sector and (b) representatives from employee-owned businesses on increasing national productivity by incentivising and encouraging employees.

Answered on

28 June 2017

The Chancellor and other Treasury Ministers regularly meet with a range of businesses to inform policy development on a wide range of topics, including on how to increase productivity.

Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at:

On the specific issue of incentivising employees, the Government has asked Matthew Taylor to conduct an independent review of modern employment practices; this will include consideration of how employers can best inform and consult their workers.

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