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1140172
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Design of UK Funding Schemes for European and International Collaboration Review 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, with reference to the Written Statement of 26 March 2019, HCWS1449, whether the interim findings of the Adrian Smith Review on the design of UK funding schemes for international collaboration, innovation and curiosity-driven blue-skies research will be published before Parliament rises on 25 July 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 278976 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Sir Adrian’s interim findings will be presented to BEIS ministers in the Summer of 2019. We do not anticipate that this will be before Parliament rises.</p><p> </p><p>The Review will be published by BEIS in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:36:02.85Z
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4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1140173
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Research: Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 discussions he has had with the European Commission on whether funding for research partners in UK-led research consortia would be provided by (a) the UK or (b) the EU if the UK chooses to associate to the next EU Framework Programme as a third country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 278977 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The next EU Framework Programme, Horizon Europe, is still being negotiated through the EU Institutions and we are currently working with them to develop the Programme. There are a number of elements of this package yet to be agreed, including the provisions on third country association and the Programme budget. These elements need to be finalised before we can make an informed decision on future UK participation. We look forward to constructive discussions with the Commission in due course.</p><p> </p><p>We have made clear that regardless of EU exit, we look forward to continuing our relationship in research and innovation. The Government is committed to continuing to back UK researchers and innovators by supporting measures to enable world-class collaborative research, including support for small businesses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:34:59.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:34:59.173Z
star this property answering member
4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1140184
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Heat Trust more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, whether he has written to all suppliers of heat networks asking them to sign up to the Heat Trust. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham East more like this
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Janet Daby more like this
star this property uin 279152 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>I can confirm that my rt. hon. Friend the Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth (Claire Perry) wrote to heat network suppliers in April 2019, reaffirming our intention to regulate the heat network sector in light of recommendations from the Competition and Markets Authority. In her letter, she encouraged all owners or operators of heat networks not currently signed up to the voluntary Heat Trust to do so in order to improve their consumers’ experiences and build on existing good practice ahead of regulation. She also asked them to consider the role the Energy Ombudsman may provide in addressing disputes between consumers and companies. The letter is also publicly available on the Government website.</p><p>(<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-letter-to-heat-network-operators-about-consumer-protection-standards" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-letter-to-heat-network-operators-about-consumer-protection-standards</a>)</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:27:20.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:27:20.04Z
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4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Janet Daby more like this
1140400
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading New Businesses more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 recent estimate he has made of the average time it takes for a new business to become fully operational in the UK. 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 278917 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The World Bank Doing Business 2019 report measures the ease of starting a business. This involves measuring procedures, time, cost and paid-in minimum capital to start a limited liability company for men and women.</p><p> </p><p>The average time taken for a new business in the UK to complete all the procedures required to become operational is 18 days.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em>Source:</em></p><p><em>World Bank, Doing Business 2019, <a href="https://www.doingbusiness.org/en/reports/global-reports/doing-business-2019" target="_blank">https://www.doingbusiness.org/en/reports/global-reports/doing-business-2019</a> </em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:27:21.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:27:21.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property tabling member
534
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1139693
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading William Hill: Closures more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, if his Department will make an assessment of the effect on trends in the level of high street footfall of William Hill's recent announcement to close branches throughout the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 278547 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold data on the effects of individual store closures on High Street footfall.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:56:32.293Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:56:32.293Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property tabling member
4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1139694
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Carbon Emissions: EU Countries more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 275103 on Carbon Emissions: EU Countries, what dates have been set as targets for net zero emissions by (a) Finland, (b) Denmark, (c) Germany and (d) Portugal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 278338 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The UK was the first major economy to legislate for a net zero target. The action we are taking in setting this target will continue our proud tradition of climate leadership.</p><p> </p><p>Finland, Denmark, Germany and Portugal have all set out aspirations or proposals to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions or net zero carbon emissions by 2050. However, none has yet enshrined such a commitment in law.</p><p> </p><p>Finland has stated its intention to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2035. Denmark has set out an intention to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in its climate plan ‘Together for a Greener Future’. Germany is currently debating a draft climate law which proposes a target for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Portugal has approved a roadmap to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:53:06.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:53:06.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1139698
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Boilers: Standards more like this
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25259
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, pursuant to his Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 272120, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the statement in BRE's paper of 7 February 2018, that there is therefore an increased risk that boilers will in fact be non-compliant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 278339 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>BEIS discussed the matter with BRE following release of their paper of February 2018. BRE do not agree with the interpretation of their paper that boilers sold in England do not meet the efficiency standards set by Government, and they have confirmed that they have never held this view.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:51:02.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:51:02.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1139700
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Avara Avlon Pharma Services: Insolvency more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 discussions he has had with Astrazeneca and Avara Avlon about the (a) three year guarantee on enhanced redundancy payments and terms for staff agreed as part of the sale of the company for £1 in December 2016 and the (b) collapse of Avara Avalon. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport East more like this
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Jessica Morden more like this
star this property uin 278449 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State has had no discussions with Avara. This is a commercial matter which BEIS have been monitoring for some time, however we have not sought to intervene while staff consultation and the administration process are underway.</p><p> </p><p>AstraZeneca announced on Wednesday that they have set aside funding of up to £12m, to be administered independently, to make sure their former employees at the Avlon site receive full severance should the ongoing administration of the site not generate enough funds to cover redundancy costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:50:37.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:50:37.263Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jessica Morden more like this
1139736
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Government Assistance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 steps his Department is taking to provide (a) advice, (b) support and (c) services for small business owners looking to grow their business. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 278354 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Through our ambitious, modern Industrial Strategy we are working to make the UK the best place to start and grow a business. We are committed to ensuring all small businesses have access to the advice and support they need to succeed to start, grow, and scale their businesses.</p><p>All businesses can access core services, information and guidance on starting up and running a business, as well as their statutory rights and obligations, on our GOV.UK sites and <a href="http://www.gov.uk/browse/business" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/browse/business</a>. The Business Finance and Support Finder tool on the website provides information on how to access a wide range of Government-backed financial support for start-up businesses, such as funding and grant schemes.</p><p>The Business Support Helpline forms a key part of the Government’s offer to SMEs in England, providing trusted and joined-up information and sign-posting businesses to relevant sources of support. The Helpline number is 0300 456 3565. In 2018, it helped 31,500 businesses, of which 65% were entrepreneurs and start-ups.</p><p>The network of 38 Growth Hubs across England (one in each Local Enterprise Partnership area) provide businesses with tailored advice and support, as a dedicated, free and impartial ‘single point of contact’. At the end of FY18/19, Government had invested £56.4 million in Growth Hubs, with a further £12 million committed of core grant funding to LEPs for Growth Hubs for the FY19/20 funding period. LEPS have self-reported that in FY17/18 their Growth Hubs supported over 130,000 businesses, of which over 13,000 received high intensity support of 12 hours or more. They helped over 8,000 individuals start a business and achieved an average customer satisfaction rate of 89.5%.</p><p>The Government-backed British Business Bank is there to make finance markets work better for small businesses at all stages of their development. The Bank’s programmes are currently supporting over £6.6bn of finance to over 89,000 smaller businesses (as at end-March 2019). The British Business Bank’s Start-Up Loans programme provides loans to entrepreneurs seeking to start and grow their own businesses. Since 2012, the Programme has delivered almost 65,000 loans, worth nearly £511m to small businesses (as at end-June 2019).</p><p>Finally, we are working to make small business owners more aware of the wide range of advice and support available to them. We continue to develop our online support through GOV.UK, ensuring SMEs can access the key information they need on running their business any time they wish. And we are also improving SME awareness of finance options: the British Business Bank helps publish the Business Finance Guide, and has launched an online Finance Hub, an online advice platform aimed at raising awareness of appropriate finance options for SMEs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 278355 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:54:59.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:54:59.627Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property tabling member
308
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1139737
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Government Assistance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 steps he is taking to ensure that small business owners are aware of the advice, support, and services available from the Government to help them grow their business. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 278355 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Through our ambitious, modern Industrial Strategy we are working to make the UK the best place to start and grow a business. We are committed to ensuring all small businesses have access to the advice and support they need to succeed to start, grow, and scale their businesses.</p><p>All businesses can access core services, information and guidance on starting up and running a business, as well as their statutory rights and obligations, on our GOV.UK sites and <a href="http://www.gov.uk/browse/business" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/browse/business</a>. The Business Finance and Support Finder tool on the website provides information on how to access a wide range of Government-backed financial support for start-up businesses, such as funding and grant schemes.</p><p>The Business Support Helpline forms a key part of the Government’s offer to SMEs in England, providing trusted and joined-up information and sign-posting businesses to relevant sources of support. The Helpline number is 0300 456 3565. In 2018, it helped 31,500 businesses, of which 65% were entrepreneurs and start-ups.</p><p>The network of 38 Growth Hubs across England (one in each Local Enterprise Partnership area) provide businesses with tailored advice and support, as a dedicated, free and impartial ‘single point of contact’. At the end of FY18/19, Government had invested £56.4 million in Growth Hubs, with a further £12 million committed of core grant funding to LEPs for Growth Hubs for the FY19/20 funding period. LEPS have self-reported that in FY17/18 their Growth Hubs supported over 130,000 businesses, of which over 13,000 received high intensity support of 12 hours or more. They helped over 8,000 individuals start a business and achieved an average customer satisfaction rate of 89.5%.</p><p>The Government-backed British Business Bank is there to make finance markets work better for small businesses at all stages of their development. The Bank’s programmes are currently supporting over £6.6bn of finance to over 89,000 smaller businesses (as at end-March 2019). The British Business Bank’s Start-Up Loans programme provides loans to entrepreneurs seeking to start and grow their own businesses. Since 2012, the Programme has delivered almost 65,000 loans, worth nearly £511m to small businesses (as at end-June 2019).</p><p>Finally, we are working to make small business owners more aware of the wide range of advice and support available to them. We continue to develop our online support through GOV.UK, ensuring SMEs can access the key information they need on running their business any time they wish. And we are also improving SME awareness of finance options: the British Business Bank helps publish the Business Finance Guide, and has launched an online Finance Hub, an online advice platform aimed at raising awareness of appropriate finance options for SMEs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 278354 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:54:59.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:54:59.67Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this