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Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
The inquiry looked at what the Government can do to help small businesses improve their productivity, particularly through access to management training, the latest best business practices, and information on the availability of financial support.
It also looked at the issue of late payments to small suppliers and examine the role of the new Small Business Commissioner in tackling deliberate poor treatment of these suppliers by major companies.
Evidence given by Paul Antino, Managing Director, NRT Building Services Group Ltd, Tim Hopkinson, Director, Poppleton, Tony Davis, Managing Director, AMD Electrical, Martin Burton, Contracts Director, Arnold James LtdKelly Tolhurst MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, Rannia Leontaridi, Director, Business Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Committee say Government are not acting quickly enough to introduce a tougher regime to tackle larger companies who enforce long payment terms