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star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Technology: Apprentices 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, Innovation and Skills, how many apprentices were doing their apprenticeships in technology companies in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227505 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Information on apprenticeship starts by sector subject area and framework is published in supplementary tables to a Statistical First Release (SFR) in the FE Data Library:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships</a></p><p> </p><p>Apprenticeship data are not available by industrial sector.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-03-20T13:32:14.727Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Working Hours: EU Law 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, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the cost to the British economy of the EU Working Time Directive in the most recent year for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 8197 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
star this property answer text <p>The Balance of Competence Review, published in July 2014, said that costs would dramatically rise if the flexibility afforded by the individual opt-out were no longer available. Respondents to the Balance of Competence Review’s Call for Evidence felt that the ECJ judgments surrounding on-call working, accrual and carry-over of annual leave as well as payment for annual leave posed further significant costs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-09-08T15:49:16.817Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-08T15:49:16.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Blockchain 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, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits to the UK economy of blockchain technology. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 10493 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government Office for Science is conducting a review of distributed ledger technology, which encompasses Blockchain technology, to highlight the potential benefits of distributed ledgers to the delivery of public services, and to help government identify and remove roadblocks to their safe and effective use.</p><p>The review is being conducted by a panel of experts drawn from academia, business and government under the direction of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser. Their findings and recommendations will be published in a report this autumn.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2015-10-14T11:46:58.067Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-14T11:46:58.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Technology: Apprentices 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, Innovation and Skills, how many apprentices there were in the technology sector in (a) the UK, (b) the South East and (c) Windsor constituency in the most recent year for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 13386 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Table 1 shows Apprenticeship Programme Starts in the Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies and Information and Communication Technologies Sector Subject Areas in 2013/14 and provisional data for 2014/15 in England, the South West and Windsor constituency.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Table 1: Apprenticeship Programme Starts by Sector Subject Area and Geography, 2013/14 and 2014/15 (provisional)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sector Subject Area</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Geography</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014/15 (provisional data)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies</p></td><td><p>Total (England)</p></td><td><p>64,830</p></td><td><p>72,940</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>10,730</p></td><td><p>10,250</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Windsor constituency</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>60</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>Information and Communication Technology</p></td><td><p>Total (England)</p></td><td><p>13,060</p></td><td><p>15,440</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>2,530</p></td><td><p>2,550</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Windsor constituency</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>1) The data source is the Individualised Learner Record.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>2) Geography is based on the home postcode of the learner.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>3) Values are rounded to the nearest 10.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>This information is published in a supplementary table (first link) to a Statistical First Release (SFR) at the FE Data Library (second link):</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/467752/apprenticeships-starts-by-geography-and-sector-subject-area.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/467752/apprenticeships-starts-by-geography-and-sector-subject-area.xls</a></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-10-29T11:56:06.07Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-29T11:56:06.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-02more like thismore than 2015-11-02
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Economic Situation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the contribution of (a) crowdfunding businesses, (b) peer-to-peer lending businesses and (c) big data businesses to the UK economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 14290 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
star this property answer text <p>The state of equity investment in small businesses was assessed by the British Business Bank in March this year. Their report shows an overall increase in equity investment to small firms in each of the past four years, with both the number of deals and the total amount invested showing a clear upward trend. The contribution from crowdfunding has grown strongly since 2012. By the third quarter of 2014, deal numbers exceeded those of private equity, accounting for almost one-third of seed funding deals in the first half of 2014.</p><p>The Peer-to-Peer Finance Association publishes quarterly performance data, which show net new lending to small businesses of £91m in Q3 2015. According to NESTA, peer-to-peer lending in the UK grew at a rate of 250% annually between 2012 and 2014. The growth of the UK peer-to-peer lending sector has been facilitated by a responsive and flexible regulatory regime that recognises the importance of a competitive and diverse market for business finance.</p><p>The Centre for Economics and Business Research estimates that the big data market could benefit the UK economy by up to £216 billion between 2012 and 2017. Research by NESTA has also found that UK companies making greater use of online customer data are up to 13% more productive than their peers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-11-09T14:52:44.09Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-09T14:52:44.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-02more like thismore than 2015-11-02
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading South East Asia: Exports 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 has taken to boost exports to (a) Indonesia, (b) Vietnam, (c) Thailand, (d) Malaysia, (e) the Philippines and (f) other countries in South East Asia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-11more like thismore than 2015-11-11
star this property answer text <p>UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has established a regional network to support UK trade and investment across South East Asia. This helps provide UK companies with access to the fast-growing markets of the region. The network is on target to assist nearly 10,000 businesses this year. UKTI has directly assisted in export deals with the region worth £2bn in the first six months of this financial year, putting us on track to deliver the UK’s best ever trade figures for the region. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister urged the European Union to accelerate negotiations on the EU-ASEAN FTA, a deal that is worth an additional £3 billion a year to the UK economy.</p><p>Closer collaboration across the region, supported by continued investment from government, has enabled UKTI to operate ever more efficiently, working with more British businesses and securing a higher value of business wins. Six regional priority sectors have been identified- reflecting UK strengths as well as the scale of opportunities in the region – enabling a more strategic approach to trade delivery in Infrastructure, Education, Energy, Financial &amp; Professional Services, Consumer Retail and Healthcare.</p><p>Significant investment is also being made in the development of additional trade service capacity, being delivered by industry partners in the region, principally through Chambers of Commerce. This represents the government’s growing focus on the region as a global growth engine, and is indicative of the continuing importance that this government places in seeking out global opportunities to boost the UK economy.</p><p>In July of this year my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister led a trade mission to Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia. The mission was made up of 30 British businesses, and included the signing of trade deals worth over £750 million. Concurrently, my right hon. Friend the Secretary for State for Business, Innovation and Skills led the inaugural Northern Powerhouse delegation, comprising over 50 UK companies, to Singapore and Malaysia.</p><p>During his visit to Indonesia, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister announced that the Government will make available up to £1 billion to finance infrastructure projects involving UK business, in Indonesia through its export guarantee scheme. The UK welcomes the recent commitments made by President Joko Widodo’s government on deregulation and improving the business and investment environment in Indonesia, as well as the talks between Indonesia and the EU on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, which will benefit both Indonesia and the UK. Richard Graham MP, the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Indonesia and the Asian Economic Community (AEC) has paid two visits this year to Indonesia, pushing forward trade priorities and promoting work on second-tier cities within Indonesia.</p><p>Two-way trade with Vietnam more than doubled between 2009 and 2014, reaching £2.81 billion, with the UK being amongst Vietnam’s largest trading partners within the EU. During my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister’s visit in July, the first by a serving British Prime Minister, Rolls Royce and Vietnam Airlines signed an agreement totalling £340 million, Prudential announced a £100 million investment and ZincOx agreed a £75 million investment for hazardous waste recycling.</p><p>In the past year, over 1000 UK businesses have been helped to trade with Thailand. Notable improvements to the business environment include: British beef and lamb now being allowed to be imported into the Thai market after a 20-year hiatus, which will bring business of some £9m over the next five years; the British Embassy Bangkok, with other embassies and Chambers, encouraged the Thai authorities not to proceed with new regulations which would have directly impacted foreign ownership of over 5000 companies, many British, as well as deter further UK investment opportunities; finally the Government has encouraged the Thai authorities, with strong support from the Thai Prime Minister, to sign up to the Construction Transparency Initiative, which should improve public procurement practice for major infrastructure projects.</p><p>Exports to Malaysia (the UK’s second largest export market in ASEAN) have risen by almost 25% between 2010 and 2014. Over the past four years, there have been more UK Ministerial and VIP visits to Malaysia promoting trade and investment than ever before, including two visits by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister. Recent successes include a £4.2bn supply and maintenance deal between Rolls Royce and Air Asia. Posts have successfully worked to tackle market access barriers, for example, helping to open up engineering and legal services in Malaysia.</p><p>In the first half of this year UK exports to the Philippines grew by 44%, the third highest growth in exports to any country worldwide. Major deals include a £90m contract for the supply of electronic voting machines, a £70m deal for a British solar company and the appointment of Arup as the lead designer on the country’s second largest airport.</p><p>Lord Puttnam, UK Trade and Cultural Envoy to Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam has also made two visits to the region this year, strengthening important business and governmental links and working on campaigns ranging from infrastructure to education.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-11-11T14:53:07.987Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-11T14:53:07.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Billing 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 effect of the Prompt Payment Code on (a) UK businesses in the FinTech sector and (b) other businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The Prompt Payment Code is a voluntary code which organisations from the public, private and third sector can sign up to. The Government monitors a variety of sources to monitor the level of late payment debt. We are not able to assess the direct effect of the Prompt Payment Code on any individual sector.</p><p>New transparency measures will allow us to monitor the payment performance of signatories. Through powers in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 the Government will introduce a new reporting requirement on the UK’s largest companies – including many Code signatories - to report on their payment practices and performance. We plan to introduce this next year, and the Code will make full use of this new information. From next year small and medium-sized Code signatories will also report on their payment performance directly to the Code. Small and medium-sized companies will report, on an annual basis, on a comply or explain basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-11-30T11:15:43.177Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T11:15:43.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Driverless Vehicles more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress has been made on pilot schemes of driverless cars. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 18898 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
star this property answer text <p>Following the Innovate UK competition, ‘Introducing Driverless Cars to UK roads’ in July last year three exciting world leading projects, UKAutodrive, Venturer and GATEway, are now underway and making good progress.</p><p>The Government-backed Milton Keynes driverless Pathfinder pods have been incorporated into the UKAutodrive project. They were demonstrated recently at the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux and attracted a great deal of international attention. Venturer, based in Bristol is delivering important insights around situational awareness, a key area for autonomous systems. The GATEway project will evaluate the integration and acceptance of automated vehicles in the real world.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-12-14T11:26:07.313Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T11:26:07.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Financial Services 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 plans to take to widen access to sources of alternative finance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
star this property answer text <p>Alternative finance is a rapidly growing sector. Latest figures from the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) show that new SME loans originated by their members increased by 89% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2015. Equity crowdfunded deal numbers and investment totals have also been steadily rising. The British Business Bank is an active participant in the sector and during the last 12 months has supported 3,301 businesses through the peer-to-peer platforms Funding Circle, RateSetter and Zopa.</p><p>A key element in the growth of the UK alternative finance sector has been a regulatory environment that supports innovation while protecting both investors and businesses. In addition, government is bringing into effect provisions in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 which will require the largest banks - where they decline lending requests from small business customers - to offer those customers the opportunity for their details to be referred to a government-designated funding platform. These platforms will help match SMEs with alternative finance providers and will be brought into operation later this year.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2016-02-04T16:49:45.02Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T16:49:45.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation: Noise more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when the Government will introduce incentives for the adoption of new technologies designed to manage noise from aircraft on the ground. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 27725 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-29more like thismore than 2016-02-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government is supporting investment in new technologies to reduce aircraft noise through grants for R&amp;D supported by the Aerospace Technology Institute. The Government has committed £1.95 billion for aerospace R&amp;D to 2025/26, bringing the total joint Government and industry funding commitment since 2013 to £3.9 billion. So far, 20 projects, worth £136 million, are directly concerned with new technologies to reduce noise from aircraft engines, propellers, rotors, wings and landing gear. These projects are focused on demanding international environmental targets and ensure UK aerospace companies are leading the technological evolution to achieve these.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2016-02-29T14:31:00.483Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-29T14:31:00.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this