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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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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
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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 impact analysis her Department prepared (a) from 1 January 2018 to 23 July 2019 and (b) since 23 July 2019 as a result of discussions at EU XTP and EU XTPO committees on business supply chains as part of preparations for Operation Kingfisher, and if she will place copies of those analyses in the Library. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
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Stephen Doughty more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Doughty more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential effects of Scottish independence on businesses in the North East and Cumbria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I have not made such an assessment. The UK Government's Scotland Analysis Programme identified benefits for UK businesses from common rules and institutions that create a larger domestic market, reduce administrative burdens and encourage fair competition. Diverging regulatory regimes and new burdens created by an international border may affect the level of trade (£48 billion from Scotland to rest of UK in 2012, and £59 billion in the opposite direction) and the 30,000 people who currently travel freely between Scotland and North England each day to work.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T15:39:58.9953749Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T15:39:58.9953749Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Blenkinsop more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Business remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether she plans to attend the International Festival for Business in Liverpool. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>As the hon Member will know, my Rt hon Friend the Prime Minister opened the International Festival for Business recently. The events will be a great opportunity to showcase the very best of Britain and encourage foreign investors to set up or expand in the UK, including Northern Ireland.</p><p>While I have no plans to visit at present, I fully intend to discuss the Festival when I meet Dominic Jermey, the incoming CEO of UKTI, shortly and the Northern Ireland Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment to see how Northern Ireland businesses can best take advantage of the opportunities that it offers.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa Villiers more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T12:55:58.4470531Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T12:55:58.4470531Z
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star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland, when she last met the (a) CEO and (b) Chair of the British Business Bank to discuss how that organisation can more effectively support Northern Ireland businesses; and if she will make statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I regularly hold discussions with representatives of the British Business Bank in my role as Chair of the Joint Ministerial Task Force on banking and access to finance.</p><p>The Task Force has discussed how Northern Ireland business benefits from the British Business Bank schemes and will continue to explore how these measures can be delivered in the most effective way in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa Villiers more like this
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less than 2014-07-02T14:05:57.1210464Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T14:05:57.1210464Z
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star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment the Joint Ministerial Task Force on Banking and Access to Finance has made of the effect in Northern Ireland of UK-wide interventions to promote business in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The Joint Ministerial Task Force on Banking and Access to Finance, which I chair, has been encouraging greater Northern Ireland participation in UK-wide access to finance schemes.</p><p>As reported in <em>‘Building a Prosperous and United Community: One Year On’</em>, UK Government schemes are having an increasing impact for businesses in Northern Ireland. The Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme delivered £5.1 million in 2013-14, an increase from the previous year and bringing total Northern Ireland funding from this scheme to £36.1 million. The Business Finance Partnership and Start-up Loans schemes have also delivered £2.4 million and £400,000 respectively in their first year in Northern Ireland. The Task Force will continue its work and will discuss the progress being made at its autumn meeting.</p><p>I recently took part in a series of discussions in Belfast with banks active in Northern Ireland to encourage them to take part in schemes supported by the Busines Bank and Invest NI.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa Villiers more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T16:51:41.1883622Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T16:51:41.1883622Z
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star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when she next plans to meet the (a) CEO and (b) chair of the British Business Bank to discuss how that organisation can more effectively support Northern Ireland businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
star this property uin 204241 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I hold regular discussions with representatives of the British Business Bank, the most recent of which took place in Belfast on Wednesday 9 July 2014.</p><p>The autumn meeting of the Joint Ministerial Task Force on banking and access to finance, which I chair, will also include discussions about the implementation of Business Bank programmes in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p><br> <br></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa Villiers more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T10:47:16.5166459Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T10:47:16.5166459Z
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star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Scotland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Scotland more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will meet the Scottish CBI to discuss the implications for business in Scotland of the outcome of the recent referendum; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Inverclyde more like this
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Iain McKenzie more like this
star this property uin 210074 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
star this property answer text <p>My Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland is in frequent contact with CBI Scotland and discusses many topics, covering the wide range of business issues. He wrote to them following the Scottish independence referendum and he will be hosting the annual CBI Scotland reception in Dover House later this month.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Mundell more like this
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less than 2014-10-16T14:35:55.1030079Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-16T14:35:55.1030079Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Iain McKenzie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to page 15 of Growth is our Business: A Strategy for Professional and Business Services, published in July 2013, what barriers to both the adoption of flexible business models and the development of stronger partnerships between specialist firms have been identified; and what steps have been taken to remove such barriers by the stated deadline of the second quarter of 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hartlepool more like this
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Mr Iain Wright more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-06more like thismore than 2015-02-06
star this property answer text <p>These questions ask about progress in implementation of some actions from “Growth is our business: a strategy for professional and business services”, published in July 2013 as part of this Government’s industrial strategy. This strategy was developed in collaboration with the professional and business services sector, addressing the industry’s agenda for long term growth. The Professional and Business Services Council has oversight of the development and now the implementation of the strategy.</p><p> </p><p>A business-led Skills Taskforce for professional and business services is providing leadership on the sector’s key priorities in skills development. It will report shortly on progress.</p><p> </p><p>The strategy aims to expand recruitment routes into the professional and business services sector, in particular through higher apprenticeships. There is a target to increase higher apprenticeship starts across the sector to 10,000 per annum by 2018. The Skills Taskforce is encouraging the development of new, employer-led apprenticeship standards in professional and business services. Standards are being developed for ten major occupations across the sector. These standards will help the sector move towards the 2018 target.</p><p> </p><p>The latest published annual figures show that there were around 4,500 higher level apprenticeship starts in occupations across the professional and business services sector in England in the 2013-14 academic year compared to zero in 2009/10. New apprenticeship entry routes are intended as a means for the professional and business services sector to access a wider, more diverse recruitment pool in the years to come. The Skills Taskforce has supported the London Professional Apprenticeship, an innovative regional scheme to open up apprenticeships in these occupations to a wider set of young people in London, and also Access to Accountancy, which aims to increase opportunities in the profession to young people from underprivileged backgrounds. Half of those starting higher apprenticeships in professional and business services during the 2013-14 academic year were aged 25 or over. Leading businesses in the sector report that recruiting apprentices has indeed enabled them to access a more diverse talent pool from a wider range of socio-economic backgrounds.</p><p> </p><p>The sector strategy also aims to help professional and business services firms interact with the education system to raise aspirations and promote work readiness. The Skills Taskforce has been mapping current activity of this kind to identify good practice. Professional and Business Services Council member firms engaged with schools in 32 of the 39 English Local Enterprise Partnerships during 2014.</p><p> </p><p>The Professional and Business Services Council now has a rolling programme of regional outreach to business communities to communicate about the sector strategy and its implementation. During the last year, the Department has participated in six events around the country to help build this engagement. An additional workshop specifically for small firms was held in London and UK Trade &amp; Investment delivered a seminar to help professional and business services exporters as part of the Liverpool International Festival of Business. Further regional outreach events are being planned.</p><p> </p><p>The Professional and Business Services Council has been developing its views on the regulation of the sector, the associated role of adherence to high professional standards, and where there may be barriers to new business models. It is pursuing consultation with the wider sector on these issues.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2015-02-06T15:11:14.157Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T15:11:14.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Iain Wright more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the aggregate cost is to the public purse of designing, printing and nationwide display of the Business is Great posters; and what the objectives are of that campaign. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Sir Gerald Kaufman more like this
star this property uin 225334 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p>Business is GREAT Britain is the single brand to be used across Government to promote the wide range of Government products and services for the UK’s 5 million small businesses.</p><p> </p><p>This is an important and very successful part of our long term economic plan. Ultimately, its aim is to make Britain more prosperous by supporting jobs, enterprise and growth.</p><p> </p><p>Posters are used as part of the Business is GREAT Britain campaign, which is managed the Department. Its aim is to increase awareness, and effect significant take up of, Government’s offerings to help small businesses grow. Posters have also been used to increase awareness of the digital opportunities of the internet to help sole traders/micro businesses to market their business online, and to promote broadband vouchers with a potential value of up to £3,000 per business to help businesses access superfast broadband available in 22 cities around the country.</p><p> </p><p>Posters are displayed in print/digital formats in a range of UK cities and digitally across targeted websites. Our media planning /research show poster formats continue to be very effective ways to communicate with small business audiences.</p><p> </p><p>Media and production costs for posters across financial years 2013/14 and 2014/15.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Campaign</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Media costs</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Production costs</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Business is GREAT Britain 2013/14</p></td><td><p>£760,000</p></td><td><p>£68,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Business is GREAT Britain 2014/15</p></td><td><p>£1,200,000</p></td><td><p>£70,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Do More Online – 2014/15 increasing digital capability</p></td><td><p>£755,000</p></td><td><p>£50,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Broadband Vouchers 2014/15</p></td><td><p>£714,000</p></td><td><p>£45,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The GREAT campaign has been increasingly successful. It has increased awareness of Government products and services that support small businesses by 45% since it launched in November 2013.</p><p> </p><p>There have been over 2 million sessions on greatbusiness.gov.uk, the website the campaign promotes, reaching over 1.6m users since the site was refreshed in July 2014.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T13:19:42.177Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T13:19:42.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Gerald Kaufman more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to improve business access to (a) bank and (b) non-bank finance; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 226104 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government has taken bold and innovative steps to improve business access to bank and non-bank finance.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A key development has been the establishment of the British Business Bank (BBB) which became operationally independent in November 2014. For the first time, the UK has a permanent institution committed to correcting business finance market failures and driving innovation and competition in the markets. Similar institutions have long been a feature in the access to finance landscape in other countries.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Bank has made significant progress not just in terms of its establishment but also by the amount of investment that it is already stimulating. Business Bank programmes are currently supporting £1.8bn of finance to over 43,000 smaller businesses, with a further £1.2bn of finance to mid-cap businesses. Over the next five years, it aims to unlock further significant bank and non-bank finance for viable smaller businesses through programmes such as the Enterprise Finance Guarantee, the Start Up Loan programme, the Investment Programme and venture capital programmes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Government is also legislating to improve business access to finance. Provisions in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill will require major banks to refer declined small business borrowers to lending platforms. This will help put borrowers in touch with alternatives to their main bank and stimulate the growth of alternative providers. Banks will also be required to share credit data on their small and medium sized business customers with other finance providers via credit reference agencies to make it easier for alternative lenders to lend.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Government is taking steps to improve the information and advice available to potential borrowers through schemes such as ‘My Business Support Tool’. This helps businesses find the support appropriate for their size and situation quickly with businesses being able to speak to, or webchat, with a helpline adviser direct using the Business Support helpline.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Government is also improving competition and choice in finance markets. For example, authorisation processes for new banks have been streamlined, and the seven day Current Account Switching Service will be extended to businesses with a turnover of up to £6.5m from the beginning of April. The British Business Bank’s Investment Programme is co-investing up to £400 million into alternative finance providers, including challenger banks and non-bank lenders such as crowd funding platforms. In addition, the Competition and Market Authority is carrying out a market investigation of SME banking, with provisional findings and a possible remedies notice (if required) expected in September.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Government is using the tax system to support the development of alternative financing. Tax changes announced in last year’s Autumn Statement, for example, will support the development of peer to peer lending and crowdfunding platforms by allowing investors to offset losses from bad loans against other peer to peer income. In addition, the government is boosting the private placement market, which provides long-term funding for business from insurance companies and other non-bank sources, by making an exemption from withholding tax for interest on private placements.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The overall business finance environment is improving. Gross bank lending to small businesses in 2014 was 24% higher than in 2013 and, according to the latest SME Finance Monitor report, 76% of applications for loans and overdrafts made within the last 18 months were successful. Gross lending to all non-financial businesses, including large companies, in 2014 was 16% higher than in 2013. Research published by Nesta in November 2014 shows that the alternative finance market is also increasing rapidly. In 2014, the market raised £1.19 billion for businesses, more than double that raised in 2013.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T15:09:01.15Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T15:09:01.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this