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In a report published today, the South West Regional Committee welcomes the measures that the Government has introduced, nationally and through the South West Regional Development Agency, to try and support businesses, but raises concerns about the implementation of these schemes.
The report says that the Government needs to consider how initiatives designed in Whitehall are delivered in the region, and take particular account of the needs of small businesses in view of the large number in the region.
The Committee's inquiry into the impact of the current economic situation on the South West and the Government's response, looked into how the economic downturn was affecting business, employment and the finances of people in the region, and to see if the response from government, in particular regional government, was adequate.
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