Business support

All Commons Briefing Papers
14 Documents
10.08.2015Green Investment Bank
The Government has announced the creation of a Green Investment Bank to stimulate investment in green technologie. This note includes details of its role and its location.
09.06.2015EU exit: impact in key UK policy areas
If the UK left the EU, would UK citizens benefit? This would depend on how the Government filled any policy gaps left by withdrawal. In some areas, the environment, for example, where the UK is bound by other international agreements, much of the content of EU law would probably remain. In others, the government might decide to retain the substance of EU law, or to remove EU obligations from UK statutes. Much would also depend on whether the UK sought to remain in the European Economic Area and therefore continue to have access to the single market, or preferred to go it alone and negotiate bilateral agreements with the EU. This paper looks at the current situation in a range of policy areas and considers how it might change be if the UK left the EU.
30.03.2015Local Enterprise Partnerships
This note examines the history and current responsibilities of Local Enterprise Partnerships.
27.03.2015Enterprise Zones
The Government has announced the location of 25 new Enterprise Zones in England. Businesses in these small areas will benefit from tax and planning concessions and superfast broadband.
06.03.2015Regional Growth Fund
This note examines the Regional Growth Fund, which is worth over 3.2 billion over the five years from 2011-12 to 2016-17. It is intended to promote the private sector in areas in England most at risk to public sector cuts.
04.09.2014Business support schemes - statistics
Statistics on take up and cost of Government schemes that support businesses and SMEs
13.07.2012Support for Small Business
Government policy on support for small business has been evolving in the current economic downturn. This note covers existing arrangements and schemes introduced under the previous administration.
25.04.2012Lending to business
This note sets out statistics available on lending to business and discusses recent trends in the data.
03.06.2011The economic crisis: policy responses
This note brings together the various elements of Government action to deal with the current economic crisis
30.03.2011The 2011 Budget
This note summarises the main points of the 2011 Budget and the reaction to it.
25.11.2008Small Business, Insolvency and Redundancy
HC Research Paper 08/87 Small Business, Insolvency and Redundancy
28.06.2004Small firms: Red Tape
Small firms: red tape. House of Commons Research Paper 04/52.
27.07.2000Regional competitiveness and the role of the knowledge economy
Regional competitiveness and the role of the knowledge economy. House of Commons Research Paper 00/73.
02.04.1998Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Bill (HL) 1997/98 (Bill 132)
Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Bill (HL) 1997/98 (Bill 132). House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/42.