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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 remove filter
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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 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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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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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 remove filter
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 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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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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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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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 remove filter
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 What recent steps he has taken to support small businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Will Quince more like this
star this property uin 908443 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
star this property answer text <p>Through our modern Industrial Strategy, we are making the UK one of the best places in the world for businesses to start up and grow.</p><p> </p><p>The Government-owned British Business Bank is supporting nearly 78,000 small businesses with over £5.5 billion of finance; and we’ve extended funding for the Start Up Loans Company until 2021, supporting 10,000 more entrepreneurs.</p><p> </p><p>We’re also providing £56m of funding to boost business productivity, including £11m to create a Small Business Leadership Programme.</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 2019-01-08T15:29:43.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-08T15:29:43.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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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 remove filter
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 financial support the Government plans to make available to SMEs to assist them in preparing for and meeting the costs of the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 175792 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
star this property answer text <p>We want a future relationship that is broader in scope than any other between the EU and a third country and one that reflects the UK and EU’s shared history and values, close ties, and unique starting point.</p><p>We know that SMEs want certainty as soon as possible on what will happen next and how it may impact them. This is why we are pleased to welcome agreement on the terms of an implementation period, which will protect economic and regulatory cooperation and ensure there is no sudden change as we build our future partnership with the EU.</p><p>We will continue to publish all relevant material on gov.uk. Businesses can register to get information on the progress of negotiations direct to their inbox by signing up to the DExEU stakeholder bulletin.</p><p>In addition, we will continue to listen to businesses up and down the country through our regular engagements.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 175793 more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T16:22:55.293Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T16:22:55.293Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-19more like thismore than 2018-01-19
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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 remove filter
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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 support he plans to give to SMEs affected by the liquidation of Carillion. 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 123874 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
star this property answer text <p>My rt. hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and I are working to ensure information is provided to SMEs in the Carillion supply chain in a timely manner.</p><p>The Secretary of State has chaired two meetings of a taskforce to advise on the impact on small businesses affected by the Carillion insolvency on 18 and 22 January. The taskforce’s attendees included representatives from leading business bodies, the construction trade sector, unions, banks and government.</p><p>In addition I have met leading business and construction trade bodies, representing Carillion’s sub-contractors, on 3 occasions in the last 10 days to understand the impact of Carillion’s insolvency on the supply chain, and agree actions that could be taken to mitigate this. It is our intention to continue to meet regularly with this group on an ongoing basis.</p><p>The Secretary of State and I met major high street lenders on 17 January 2018 to seek assurances that they will not penalise small businesses affected by Carillion’s liquidation. Lenders are contacting customers and, where appropriate, are putting in place emergency measures, including overdraft extensions, payment holidays and fee waivers to ensure those facing short term issues can be helped to stay on track. Details of these can be found at</p><p><a href="https://www.ukfinance.org.uk/banks-offer-support-to-business-customers-impacted-by-carillion/" target="_blank">https://www.ukfinance.org.uk/banks-offer-support-to-business-customers-impacted-by-carillion/</a>.</p><p>The Department is providing a range of advice and support services for firms, delivered both nationally and locally available to SMEs affected by the insolvency of Carillion. These include a network of 38 Local Growth Hubs, run in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Partnership, to help businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to access support.</p><p>Information is published online by the Insolvency Service for employees, creditors and suppliers affected and seeking advice. In addition to providing current information, they provide a dedicated hotline for enquiries and contact numbers to other relevant organisations such as the Pensions Advisory Service, and the website PwC have been established to provide information.</p><p>These can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/carillion-declares-insolvency-information-for-employees-creditors-and-suppliers" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/carillion-declares-insolvency-information-for-employees-creditors-and-suppliers</a>.</p>
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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less than 2018-01-24T16:40:03.387Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-24T16:40:03.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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4061
unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this
807192
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star this property date less than 2017-12-15more like thismore than 2017-12-15
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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 remove filter
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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, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2017 to Question 118099, for what reasons no reference was made as to whether support to small businesses forming part of the Government's assistance to small businesses as the UK leaves the EU was to be financial or just other support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 119838 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-12-20more like thismore than 2017-12-20
star this property answer text <p>I continue to meet with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and their representative bodies, as part of our preparation to leave the EU, to understand the concerns of small business owners and to find out what support they want from government. This is a work in progress and my hon. Friend the Undersecretary of State for the Department for Exiting the European Union has committed to join me in regular meetings with SMEs and representative bodies whilst we develop our plans.</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; a deal that provides certainty and clarity and that safeguards UK businesses’ ability to trade with their EU27 partners. Support provided to small businesses will also be informed by the outcome of these ongoing negotiations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-12-20T15:56:47.987Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-20T15:56:47.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
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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 remove filter
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, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December to Question 115960, whether his Department plans to offer financial support to small businesses as part of the Government's assistance to small businesses as the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 118099 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-12-15more like thismore than 2017-12-15
star this property answer text <p>Although the future trading relationship with the EU is subject to negotiations, we are committed to minimising disruption and giving as much certainty as possible. That’s why the Government is pursuing a time-limited implementation period to allow business the time they need to adapt to new arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>Government will be working alongside trade associations and others to communicate to businesses the changes in the UKs trading relationship with the EU, ensuring that they are ready for Day One of exit regardless of the outcome of the negotiations.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 118315 more like this
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less than 2017-12-15T11:17:48.747Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-15T11:17:48.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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4673
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
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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 remove filter
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, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2017 to Question 110816, what representations he has received from business organisations on support for small businesses after the UK leaves the EU. 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 112748 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy regularly engages with a number of business organisations on a wide range of issues, such as the Federation of Small Businesses and the British Chambers of Commerce.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that a strong relationship with industry will be critical as we negotiate to leave the EU. Facing up to challenges together, but also exploiting the opportunities that will become open to us, will be vital for the future of UK economic growth.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-11-16T15:09:24.117Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-16T15:09:24.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James 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 2017-11-01more like thismore than 2017-11-01
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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 remove filter
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 steps he is taking to publicise the services his Department provides to enable small business to grow their businesses throughout the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 110743 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government is working hard to support businesses and entrepreneurs across the UK to ensure they can access the finance and wider support to grow and have the right conditions for companies to invest long-term. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy publicises these services in a range of ways, including online channels, information delivered by local partners; and regular engagements with businesses, entrepreneurs, representative bodies and others.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-11-06T16:15:48.417Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-06T16:15:48.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
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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 remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the monetary benefit to individual small and medium-sized enterprises from support provided under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL1545 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-09-20more like thismore than 2017-09-20
star this property answer text <p>At around 5.5m, small and medium-sized businesses comprise 99.9% of UK businesses. The Government recognises the importance of small and medium-sized businesses and the valuable contribution that they make to our economy.</p><p>To avoid overburdening businesses the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 has, amongst other things, reduced regulatory burdens, improved payment practices across the public sector and improved access to finance.</p><p>In many instances it would be difficult to quantify the monetary benefit directly attributable to the support provided under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, rather than by other business activities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-09-20T10:17:56.747Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-20T10:17:56.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this