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Mark Prisk comments on Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

” The coalition Government is well aware of the challenge it faces to raise enterprise awareness and start-up activity in the UK. We will meet…

” The coalition Government is well aware of the challenge it faces to raise enterprise awareness and start-up activity in the UK. We will meet that challenge by making this decade the most entrepreneurial and dynamic in our history. This ambition demands a coherent and comprehensive strategy for enterprise:

  1. Challenging aspirations and capability - embedding enterprise awareness and business management skills into mainstream education: schools, FE colleges and HE institutions.

  2. Modernising business support - ensuring the support, information and advice provided to businesses is fit for the 21st Century.

  3. Supporting cash flow and access to finance - ensuring individuals and businesses have the skills, tools and networks they need to understand the options and to access finance, and that Government identifies and addresses market failures.

  4. Reducing burdens - making it easier to start and grow a business by delivering long-term certainty and stability in the tax system, and pushing ahead with the promise to reduce regulation.

  5. Transforming opportunities for individuals and their communities - a radical change in the support offered to workless people through Work for Yourself and providing access to mentors and small loans for the most disadvantaged”.

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