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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 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Students: Loans more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of changes in student loan repayments to freeze the £21,000 income threshold cap on students and graduates from lower and middle incomes. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL4269 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
star this property answer text <br /><p><del class="ministerial">The budget for the Tradeshow Access Programme was £11.05M in 2014/15 and the estimated spend in 2015/16 is £10.25M.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">For 2016/17 and beyond, UKTI will be reviewing how the Tradeshow Access Programme is aligned with other Export Services as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review settlement. It is therefore not possible to confirm the budget at this stage.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">I will respond positively to a request for a meeting with the Sponsors Alliance subject to diary commitments.</del></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government published an Equality Analysis of the impact of freezing the student loan repayment threshold on 25th November.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">All borrowers whose earnings are above the repayment threshold will pay around £6 per week more (in nominal terms) by 2020/21. Those individuals with the lowest lifetime earnings will be affected the least, because they will either never earn above the earnings threshold, or will only do so for a more limited period of the loan’s life.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The full Equality Analysis is attached, but can also be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/479559/bis-15-635-freezing-student-loan-repayment-threshold-equality-analysis.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/479559/bis-15-635-freezing-student-loan-repayment-threshold-equality-analysis.pdf</a></ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2015-12-15T16:20:37.12Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-15T16:20:37.12Z
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less than 2015-12-21T13:24:16.81Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T13:24:16.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property file name HL4269 attachment -freezing-student-loan-repayment-threshold-equality-analysis.pdf more like this
star this property title Equality Analysis more like this
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35662
star this property answering member printed Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
434136
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Tickets: Touting more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the activities of ticket resale websites. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL4255 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 2015-12-21more like thismore than 2015-12-21
star this property answer text <br /><p>An independent Review has been established to consider consumer protection measures in relation to online ticket resales and will report by 26 May 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T12:21:33.17Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T12:21:33.17Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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4153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
426403
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Internet more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what specific steps they are taking to help SMEs to move online. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL3342 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 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
star this property answer text <br /><p>As part of our wider support for small businesses, Government has provided funding to Local Enterprise Partnerships to extend the reach of their digital support for small firms. We are also increasing the number of Digital Trade Advisors working around the country to help small businesses expand into new overseas markets.</p><br /><p>Government supports the extensive range of private sector-led activity to help small businesses improve their digital skills. We particularly welcome the work that Go ON UK does to encourage and join up this activity.</p><br /><p>In addition to this, Government’s Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme allowed businesses to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to help them move to a faster digital market and connect to superfast broadband. The initiative has now allocated all of the £40m available funding since April 2015, with more than 55,000 small businesses across the UK taking up the offer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-11-20T11:59:55.863Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-20T11:59:55.863Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
433077
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star this property date less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Business: Ethnic Groups more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to commission a review into the obstacles that prevent more people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds from reaching senior positions in business, similar to the Women on Boards review by Lord Davies of Abersoch. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL4037 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 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
star this property answer text <br /><p>Government believes that businesses benefit from a rich and wide talent pool including people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.</p><p>Government is fully supportive of the private led Diversity initiative chaired by Sir John Parker who are currently considering this issue. We expect the group to report on their findings in 2016.</p><p>There are no current plans for Government to commission a separate review into the obstacles that are preventing more people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds from reaching senior positions in the boardroom.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-12-10T12:35:15.413Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-10T12:35:15.413Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
431535
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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 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Business: EU Law more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are holding discussions about reducing EU regulation of UK business. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL3798 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 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
star this property answer text <br /><p>Reducing the burden of EU regulation is a critical element of stimulating jobs, competitiveness and growth in Europe. We welcome the European Commission’s recent progress in this area, but want them to go further. Together with other like-minded Member States, we are pressing the Commission to bring forward proposals for an EU target to cut the total burden on business, in line with the Prime Minister’s EU reform letter to European Council President Tusk.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-12-03T16:07:35.063Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-03T16:07:35.063Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
445354
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star this property date less than 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Construction: Skilled Workers more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to tackle the shortage of skilled workers in the construction industry, and what assessment they have made of the implications of that shortage for their housing and infrastructure programmes. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL5118 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 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
star this property answer text <br /><p>The Government is undertaking a range of activities to support skills in the infrastructure and home building sectors. These include the reform of the apprenticeship system, the new apprenticeship levy, and the National Colleges Programme - which includes the National College for High Speed Rail. From April 2015 all government procurers of construction and infrastructure projects over £10 million are to include measures in pre-qualification and contract delivery to encourage skills development.</p><br /><p>The Construction Leadership Council and Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have separately undertaken work to encourage more people into the construction sector, including the launch of the GO-Construct website and work with the National Careers Service and Construction Ambassadors for schools. The CITB has also been working closely with the Department for Work and Pensions, the Armed Forces resettlement service and Local Enterprise Partnerships to encourage experienced individuals into the sector. In total, £42 million was invested by CITB, supporting 18,500 construction apprentices in 2015.</p><br /><p>In addition, the Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy, produced under the oversight of Terry Morgan, Chair of Crossrail, will set out further actions to be taken specifically to ensure the supply of skills to deliver transport infrastructure.</p><br /><p>Assessments of demand for construction skills include the National Infrastructure Plan for Skills, which estimates that 250,000 construction and 150,000 engineering construction workers will be required to meet demand in the infrastructure sector by 2020. The CITB estimate that 224,000 new construction jobs are set to be created in the UK over the next five years.</p><br /> <br /> <br />
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-01-28T12:35:51.517Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-28T12:35:51.517Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-18more like thismore than 2015-11-18
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Rolls-Royce more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take, if any, to help Britain’s aerospace and defence industry in the light of Rolls-Royce’s fifth profit warning in 21 months. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL3676 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 2015-12-02more like thismore than 2015-12-02
star this property answer text <br /><p>The Government is working with Britain’s aerospace and defence industry through the Aerospace Growth Partnership and the Defence Growth Partnership to remove barriers to growth, boost exports and grow high value jobs.As part of this work we are supporting the industry’s investment in technology, competitiveness and productivity, and skills, to help ensure the UK remains one of the world’s leading aerospace and defence nations</p><br /><p>At the Spending Review, the Government protected and extended spending on the Aerospace Technology Institute.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-12-02T11:54:34.48Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-02T11:54:34.48Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
434141
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Skills Funding Agency more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the breakdown of the £172 million Learner Support budget of the Skills Funding Agency for 2015–16. more like this
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Baroness Sharp of Guildford more like this
star this property uin HL4260 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 2015-12-11more like thismore than 2015-12-11
star this property answer text <br /><p>The Learner Support budget is predominantly demand-led and meets the costs of Discretionary Learner Support for grant-funded learners and the Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund for loan-funded learners. It also covers the government’s costs of the Professional and Career Development Loan scheme and Dance and Drama Awards for young adults.</p><br /><p>The forecasted total expenditure for the 2015-16 financial year currently stands at around £132 million. Discretionary Learner Support assists the most learners and may equate to nearly £86 million, while the Bursary Fund may equate to about £35 million of the expenditure. The remainder will be for the costs of Professional and Career Development Loans (c£2.5 million) and Dance and Drama Awards (c£8.5 million).</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-12-11T13:11:06.037Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-11T13:11:06.037Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sharp of Guildford more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Languages: Education more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which stated that the United Kingdom forfeits £48 billion in lost exports because of its lack of language skills, what steps are they taking to promote the importance of language skills. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2540 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 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
star this property answer text <br /><p>The report, building on work commissioned by UK Trade &amp; Investment (UKTI) from Professor James Foreman-Peck at Cardiff University, reviewed the evidence and quantified the impact of language skill deficiencies on UKtrade performance.Professor Foreman-Peck’s analysis showed that UK firms may be missing out on international opportunities because of inadequate information which in turn stemmed from poor language skills and insufficient knowledge of the cultures of other countries. Professor Foreman-Peck estimated that these missed opportunities were equivalent to around 3.5% of national income (£48bn). This estimate does not refer to just exports as it is based on total trade opportunities which include imports.</p><br /><p>HMG has long recognised that there are barriers to trade and that Government has a role to play in helping firms overcome barriers to trade such as language skills and cultural awareness. UKTI provides a range of services to help companies address barriers to trade including language and culture issues in order to break into new or additional markets, or to increase their overseas presence. UKTI has a network of domestic and overseas trade advisors who help firms navigate barriers and trade internationally. The services offered by UKTI include bespoke help and advice plus a number of services. Amongst these services there are two specifically aimed at helping firms tackle language barriers. The Export Communications Review is a bespoke service to help companies address language barriers in all forms of communication including spoken, written, visual and digital; and “Web Optimisation for International Trade” are workshops that help firms make their websites fit for international business. In 2015/16 over 50,000 firms are expected to benefit from UKTI support; of which over 700 firms are expected to take advantage of the Export Communications Review Service and UKTI will run over 70 Web Optimisation Workshops.</p><br /><p>UKTI has also published a guide for exporters on overcoming language and cultural barriers. Over seven thousand have been distributed to date. The language guide also signposts exporters to the various professional bodies that represent the language industries including translators, interpreters and linguists.</p><br /><p><strong></strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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less than 2015-10-27T13:41:35.747Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-27T13:41:35.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading New Businesses: Young People more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to support more programmes or competitions for university students and recent graduates to encourage them to embrace entrepreneurship. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL3090 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 <br /><p>This Government fully supports the promotion of entrepreneurship in higher education. In 2013/14, the Higher Education – Business and Community Interaction survey found that there were over 4,600 new graduate start-ups, up from 2,357 in 2009/10.</p><br /><p>The Government is championing closer collaboration between universities and business through the National Centre for Universities and Business which is supported by HEFCE, the Research Councils and Innovate UK. Higher Education Innovation Funding, delivered by HEFCE, also supports university collaboration with industry, the commercialisation of research, and promotes entrepreneurship, enterprise education and broader knowledge exchange.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2015-11-11T13:47:11.727Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-11T13:47:11.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this