Business support

All Commons Briefing Papers
17 Documents
02.11.2016Regional 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.
06.09.2016Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)
This standard note sets out the working of Business Improvements Districts in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It provides details on how BIDs may be constituted, with reference to key figures.
26.08.2016Brexit: impact across policy areas
This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the current situation in a range of policy areas and considers what impact Brexit might have. This will depend, among other things, on the Brexit negotiations, whether the UK stays in the European Economic Area and how the Government fills any policy gaps left by withdrawal.
25.08.2016Support for Small Firms
This Paper is a guide to current government schemes designed to improve access to funding and other advice and support to the small firms sector.
14.06.2016Local Enterprise Partnerships
This note examines the history and current responsibilities of Local Enterprise Partnerships.
13.04.2016Green Investment Bank
The Green Investment Bank was set up by the Government to stimulate investment in green infrastructure in 2012. Privatisation was announced in 2015.
17.03.2016Enterprise Zones
The Government has announced the location of 44 Enterprise Zones in England, with plans for a further 4. Businesses in these small areas will benefit from tax and planning concessions and superfast broadband.
10.11.2015Policy on small firms 1997-2015
This Paper describes policy initiatives between 1997 and 2015 designed to meet the needs of small firms. It outlines their original purpose and what happened to them.
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.