Government support for business inquiry

Status: Concluded.  

Report published 24 February 2015. Government Response published 26 March 2015 as a Command Paper, Cm 9039.

Particular focus will be on:

  • The Regional Growth Fund;
  • Funding for Lending; the Business Bank and the Green Investment Bank;
  • The Manufacturing Advisory Service; and
  • Government support for exports.

The Committee will also consider the funding and support provided to Local enterprise Partnerships as part of the inquiry.



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    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
    • Responses to Reports - Responses may be published as a Special Report, or as a Command Paper. They may also be appended to a Report should the Committee have substantial comments on the Response, in which case they can be found listed under Reports. 
    • Other oral and written evidence - Evidence taken by the Committee that has yet to or did not result in the publication of a Report. This includes transcripts of recent meetings.
    • Estimate Memoranda - An Estimate memorandum is an explanatory note that accompanies a government department’s estimate (a means by which a department seeks authority from Parliament for its spending plans).
    • Correspondence - Correspondence sent from or received by the Committee or its Chair.

Related information

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: