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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-02598: Ross Greer (West Scotland)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 14 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to tackle the use of bogus self-employment to avoid employment protections.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 22 November 2018

We strongly oppose the use of exploitative business practices. While employment law is reserved to the UK Government, we are using all powers at our disposal to promote fair work.

On 9th October the First Minister announced our Fair Work First approach, harnessing the financial power of the Scottish Government. This will extend fair work criteria to as many funding streams, business support grants and public contracts as we can by the end of this parliament.

This builds on our Programme for Government commitment to introduce fair work criteria to Scottish Enterprise job-related grants in 2019-20 and our existing procurement guidance.