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star this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Experience more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate his Department has made of the total number of (a) paid and (b) unpaid internships in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Elmet and Rothwell more like this
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Alec Shelbrooke more like this
star this property uin 124875 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not made an estimate of the number of interns in the UK since 2010. The estimate produced in 2010 was based on evidence from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), combined with a number of other assumptions and should be treated as indicative only.</p><p> </p><p>If an intern is classified as a “worker”, they are entitled to at least the National Minimum Wage from day one of their employment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-01-29T15:47:58.183Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T15:47:58.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alec Shelbrooke more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-01-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which private companies form part of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 125785 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
star this property answer text <p>The What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth was set up in October 2013 as part of the What Works network to analyse which policies are most effective in supporting and increasing local economic growth. It is jointly run by the London School of Economics, Centre for Cities, and Arup and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department for Transport.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-02-02T14:11:03.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-02T14:11:03.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-17more like thismore than 2018-01-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Washing Machines: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what regulatory standards are in place for filters in washing machines; and whether he has plans to review those standards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Luke Pollard more like this
star this property uin 123336 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-25more like thismore than 2018-01-25
star this property answer text <p>Washing machines placed on the market on or after the 8 December 2016 must comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 and before that date with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994. As these regulations require manufacturers to ensure that washing machines they place on the market are safe, this means any filter used in the product must also be safe. There are no plans to review these requirements.</p><p> </p><p>Manufacturers can create a presumption of compliance with the legislation by conforming to relevant Harmonised European safety standards.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is responsible for environmental protection policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-01-25T11:39:19.36Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-25T11:39:19.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-11more like thismore than 2018-01-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Urban Areas more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the cumulative effect of the closure of (a) banks, (b) post offices, (c) building societies and (d) pubs on the sustainability of high streets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 122117 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-19more like thismore than 2018-01-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not make assessments of the impact bank, post office, building society branch, or pub closures have on the sustainability of high streets. While the decision to close a branch remains a commercial judgement for individual banks and building societies, the impact on communities must be understood, considered and mitigated where possible.</p><p>The industry’s Access to Banking Standard, launched in May 2017, commits banks and building societies to ensure personal and business customers are better informed about branch closures and the reasons for them closing, along with the options they have locally to continue to access banking services, including specialist assistance for customers who need more help. The Access to Banking Standard is monitored and enforced by the independent Lending Standards Board.</p><p>99% of banks’ personal and 95% of banks’ business customers are now able to withdraw cash, deposit cash and cheques, and make balance enquiries at a Post Office counter via its network of 11,600 branches. At Autumn Budget 2017, the then Economic Secretary to the Treasury wrote to the Post Office and UK Finance to ask them to raise public awareness of the banking services available at the Post Office for individuals and SMEs.</p><p>Since 2010, Government has invested over £2billion in to the Post Office network, with a further £370m announced on 20 December. This has led to the most stable number of branches in the network for decades.</p><p>The Post Office continues to meet its access criteria with 99.7% of the total population living within 3 miles of a Post Office.</p><p>The Government recognises the importance of pubs to communities and the high street. To support pubs and local industries, and recognising that alcohol duties already rose by inflation earlier this year, my right hon. Friend the Chancellor announced at Autumn Budget 2017 that he was freezing all alcohol duties. Pubs play an important role in local communities and help promote responsible drinking. Freezing beer duty rates this year helps pubs: the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) estimate around two thirds of the alcohol sold in pubs is beer. At Spring Budget 2017, the Chancellor announced a package of support for pubs in England with their business rates. This provided a £1,000 discount to all pubs with a rateable value of less than £100,000. This scheme was extended by an additional year into 2018/19 at Autumn Budget.</p><p>Additionally, the Chancellor brought forward the planned switch in the indexation of business rates from RPI to CPI by two years to 2018. This will benefit all businesses on the UK high street and represents a cut in business rates every year from April 2018. In total, the switch from RPI to CPI is worth £4.1bn by 2023.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-01-19T10:04:56.063Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-19T10:04:56.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Tickets: Sales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what additional funding has been allocated to National Trading Standards to enforce relevant consumer legislation on secondary ticketing in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19 and (c) 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 124034 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-25more like thismore than 2018-01-25
star this property answer text <p>National Trading Standards have been tasked with investigating potential enforcement cases against sellers and secondary ticketing websites that do not comply with legislation from within their current and forthcoming annual budgets.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy provides National Trading Standards with £13.25m per year for the coordination of regional and national Trading Standards activity in England and Wales. The National Trading Standards Board has allocated £300,000 towards investigation work on ticketing for this current financial year but has not yet allocated budgets for 2018-19 and 2019-20.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-01-25T16:45:55.417Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-25T16:45:55.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Tickets: Sales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to issue updated guidance on s90 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 to take account of the changes made by the Digital Economy Act 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 124039 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-25more like thismore than 2018-01-25
star this property answer text <p>The Department has been consulting key stakeholders and will publish updated guidance on s.90 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 on the Business Companion website in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-01-25T16:46:49.563Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-25T16:46:49.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Tickets: Sales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has better to regulate online ticket sales companies to ensure that (a) consumers are protected when a company fails to supply the tickets and (b) a full refund is easy to obtain. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
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Steve Double more like this
star this property uin 124138 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-25more like thismore than 2018-01-25
star this property answer text <p>Consumer Protection legislation is in place to protect consumers where traders, including online ticket resale companies, fail to deliver what they promise. Consumers who have had problems should contact the Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06 (or through its website). The helpline service offers consumers free advice on their rights and how to seek redress.</p><p> </p><p>The Competition and Markets Authority is investigating online secondary ticket sites and is considering in particular, difficulties for customers in getting their money back under a website’s guarantee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-01-25T16:47:44.197Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-25T16:47:44.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Double more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-01-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Temporary Employment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of 30 January 2018, on Agency Workers, official report column 670, whether he plans to abolish the Swedish derogation on agency workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
star this property uin 125698 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government wants to ensure that our labour markets work for everyone. That was why my Rt hon Friend the Prime Minister asked Matthew Taylor to carry out an independent review on modern working practices. The Government is considering the issues that the review has raised, including rules governing the use of agency workers and the use of pay between assignment contracts. ​The review is comprehensive and detailed, and we have been giving the report the careful consideration it deserves. We will respond shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-02-05T10:48:11.38Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-05T10:48:11.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: West Midlands more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing to SMEs in the West Midlands before the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Telford more like this
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Lucy Allan more like this
star this property uin 125349 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
star this property answer text <p>Our Industrial Strategy aims to make Britain the best place to start and grow a business, and a global draw for the most innovative companies. We are already doing a lot for small and medium sized (SMEs) enterprises in the West Midlands.</p><p>Growth Hubs help simplify the business support landscape, providing joined up access to the full range of local and national support programmes (public and private). Since their launch, the six Growth Hubs in the West Midlands have engaged and supported over 37,500 businesses; delivered over 2,200 intensive assists; and helped over 1,850 individuals to start a business.</p><p>Businesses in the West Midlands can also access national support through GOV.UK and the Business Support Helpline.</p><p>British Business Bank programmes are currently facilitating over £629m to 3,493 businesses in the West Midlands. In addition the Start Up loans programme has issued 4,421 loans to value of over £30m.</p><p>The West Midlands also forms part of the Midlands Engine. A key part of the Government’s strategy for fuelling growth in the region is the £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund, which aims to transform the finance landscape for smaller businesses in the Midlands, accelerate economic growth and promote job creation. The Fund launched its first wave, £120m of Debt and Small Business funds, in August 2017.</p><p>Alongside this, the Government is working with the European Union to agree a deal on an implementation period and future partnership following the UK’s exit in order to ensure a smooth and orderly transition for businesses. Any additional support provided to small businesses will also be informed by the outcome of these ongoing negotiations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-02-02T14:13:18.697Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-02T14:13:18.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Allan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Telford more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many small and medium-sized enterprises in Telford constituency have received support under each business support scheme operated by his Department since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Telford more like this
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Lucy Allan more like this
star this property uin 125350 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
star this property answer text <p>Our Industrial Strategy aims to make Britain the best place to start and grow a business, and a global draw for the most innovative companies. We are already doing a lot for small and medium sized (SMEs) enterprises in Telford.</p><p> </p><p>Over 14,000 businesses have been supported and 239 people have had help to start a new business by The Marches Growth Hub which provides support to local SMEs in the area. Growth Hubs help simplify the business support landscape providing joined up access to the full range of local and national support programmes (public and private).</p><p> </p><p>Since November 2014, British Business Bank programmes have facilitated over £70m to 131 businesses in the constituency of Telford.* This includes 63 Start Up loans at a value of over £420k. Telford constituency is also part of the Midlands Engine. A key part of the Government’s strategy for fuelling growth in the region is the £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund, which aims to transform the finance landscape for smaller businesses in the Midlands, accelerate economic growth and promote job creation. The Fund launched its first wave, £120m of Debt and Small Business funds, in August 2017.**</p><p> </p><p>Since 2010-11, Innovate UK has also provided over £345,000 of funding to 8 businesses in the Telford constituency so that they can take forward their ideas and make them commercially viable.</p><p> </p><p><em>*British Business Bank received State Aid clearance in November 2014, figures show flow of finance facilitated from November 2014 date to the end of September 2017 only</em></p><p><em>** constituency level data on MEIF is not available</em></p>
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths remove filter
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less than 2018-02-02T14:57:38.003Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-02T14:57:38.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Allan more like this