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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading New Businesses: Disability 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, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure that people with disabilities receive support to start small business enterprises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 32309 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-12more like thismore than 2016-04-12
unstar this property answer text <p>Our approach is to ensure help is available to all who want to start and grow a business, including individuals with disabilities. The Business Support Helpline provides bespoke advice to anyone who needs it. Currently around 1% of callers to the Helpline state they have a disability. It can send information in large fonts or braille and also provides a text phone service. Material is also available on <a href="http://www.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a>.</p><p>The Start-Up Loans programme provides loans and mentoring support. It operates through a network of delivery partners who adhere to FCA Regulations on Treating Customers Fairly, which include reference to the treatment of customers with a disability.</p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) New Enterprise Allowance provides funding and advice to people on certain benefits to help them start their own business. It supported 15,500 people with disabilities between April 2011 and September 2015. DWP’s Access to Work scheme supports people with a disability, health or mental health condition to help them start working, stay in work or start a business.</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 2016-04-12T16:18:59.577Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-12T16:18:59.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading New Businesses: Disability 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 Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to support entrepreneurs who have disabilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow remove filter
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 127358 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 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
unstar this property answer text <p>An individual whose health condition or disability affects the way they work and who is employed - including self-employed entrepreneurs - or about to enter employment, can apply to Access to Work for a discretionary support grant of up to £42,100 per year. The scheme can provide a range of practical advice and financial support, including support workers, travel to work, supportive technologies and access to a specialist Mental Health Support Service.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also provides a range of business support for entrepreneurs, including those with disabilities, such as:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The Business Finance &amp; Support Finder Tool’ on GOV.UK, which helps businesses find government backed support and finance.</li><li>British Business Bank programmes, supporting over £4 billion of finance to more than 65,000 smaller businesses in the UK</li><li>The Start-Up loans programme, which has delivered more than 53,000 loans, totalling over £383m</li><li>The Business Support Helpline, which provides information and guidance over the phone, via email, webchat and social media and handled over 40,000 interactions in 2016.</li><li>Support for, and investment in, a network of Growth Hubs to simplify the business support landscape.</li></ul><p>In addition, people who are claiming certain benefits, including people with disabilities, may be eligible for DWP’s New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) scheme; which may help them to start their own businesses and become entrepreneurs. 23,920 (22%) of NEA trading starts were made by people who had a declared disability.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 127197 more like this
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less than 2018-02-20T17:48:05.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T17:48:05.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this