Leyton and Wanstead MP John Cryer calls on government to tackle 'disreputable' payroll companies

MP calls on government to tackle 'disreputable' payroll companies

MP calls on government to tackle 'disreputable' payroll companies

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

An MP has called on the government to ensure payroll companies do not deny workers their employment rights.

Leyton and Wanstead MP John Cryer led a Parliamentary debate last week calling for action to tackle “disreputable” payroll companies which encourage construction firms to register employees as self-employed to avoid paying them holiday pay, sick pay, redundancy and pension contributions.

Mr Cryer said: “This seems pretty disreputable to me, but what then happens, if the employer decides to go down the route of using a payroll company to transfer the work force into self-employment, is that the work force are asked to sign a contract with the payroll company.

“That is often sweetened slightly by a small rise in pay, but that will never compensate for all the other benefits and rights at work that in the meantime have been lost.”

After he raised the issue Labour’s deputy Shadow Business Minister, Ian Murray MP, urged the government to launch a full inquiry into bogus self-employment.

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10:51am Thu 24 Jan 13

everoptimistic says...

Is there an election in the offing? John Cryer is my local MP but I have neither seen or heard of him for the last couple of years. Now he seems to be in the Guardian every day. Any explanation?
Is there an election in the offing? John Cryer is my local MP but I have neither seen or heard of him for the last couple of years. Now he seems to be in the Guardian every day. Any explanation? everoptimistic
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11:38am Thu 24 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

everoptimistic wrote:
Is there an election in the offing? John Cryer is my local MP but I have neither seen or heard of him for the last couple of years. Now he seems to be in the Guardian every day. Any explanation?
I agree, he seems to be doing a lot of 'Calling' these days, maybe he should call in on his Constituents from time to time.
[quote][p][bold]everoptimistic[/bold] wrote: Is there an election in the offing? John Cryer is my local MP but I have neither seen or heard of him for the last couple of years. Now he seems to be in the Guardian every day. Any explanation?[/p][/quote]I agree, he seems to be doing a lot of 'Calling' these days, maybe he should call in on his Constituents from time to time. Cornbeefur
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4:45pm Thu 24 Jan 13

angryofwalthamforest says...

Well I rang his office the other day about a problem. And they are dealing with it. Perhaps you both need to do that.

Tell you what. Here is whats remarkable about the internet - you can look stuff up.

Here is his website http://www.johncryer
mp.co.uk/

There you go Cornbeefur - might stop you moaning on here for once.
Well I rang his office the other day about a problem. And they are dealing with it. Perhaps you both need to do that. Tell you what. Here is whats remarkable about the internet - you can look stuff up. Here is his website http://www.johncryer mp.co.uk/ There you go Cornbeefur - might stop you moaning on here for once. angryofwalthamforest
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8:13am Fri 25 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

Despite his flaws with expenses Harry Cohen always liked to meet the public.
Despite his flaws with expenses Harry Cohen always liked to meet the public. Cornbeefur
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