Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

Small businesses and productivity inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Inquiry launched on 31 January 2018. The deadline for written submissions was 22 March 2018. If you would like to send a late submission please contact Committee staff.

Scope of the inquiry

The inquiry will look 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 will also look 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.

Latest evidence

  • 19 Jun 2018 - Small businesses and productivity - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF226 KB) HC 807 | Published 22 Jun 2018

    Evidence given by Linda Edworthy, Strategy Director, Tees Valley Combined Authority, Angela Middleton, Chair, Middleton Murray, Byron Dixon, CEO, Microfresh, Heather Dean, Head of Skills and Business Support, Bucks Business FirstMike Cherry OBE, FSB National Chairman, Prof Tim Vorley, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Associate Dean Impact, Innovation & Engagement, Sheffield University, Irene Graham, CEO, Scale-up Institute, Chris Manson, CEO, Newable

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