Policy paper

2010 to 2015 government policy: business enterprise

Government support for small to medium-sized businesses and start-ups: from finance to help and advice.

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

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This policy paper shows the policy of the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government.

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Published 12 December 2012
Last updated 8 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. Policy document from the 2010 to 2015 government preserved in a different format for reference
  2. Updated the text on the Funding for Lending Scheme.
  3. New publication added: "GrowthAccelerator: interim evaluation 2014"
  4. GrowthAccelerator is now part of the Business Growth Service, so GrowthAccelerator information replaced with information about the Business Growth Service.
  5. Information added on the new Business Banking Insight survey.
  6. Understanding localised policy interventions: start-up loans in England’s south-west added.
  7. Updated section on Growth Vouchers to reflect news relating to the launch of the initiative.
  8. Added two new reports 'SMEs: enablers of success and economic rationale for government intervention' and 'Understanding localised policy interventions in business support and skills'.
  9. Publication added: Demand for mentoring among small and medium-sized enterprises
  10. Update on the re-focus of the Funding for Lending Scheme towards lending to SMEs in 2014.
  11. Detail added: Taking tax off jobs for small businesses
  12. Added 2 new joint BIS/DEFRA research reports to the Enterprise and Economic Development Analysis (EEDA) Research supporting detail page: 1) An assessment of the degree to which rural businesses access national mainstream employer skills and government business support programmes: evidence report 2) An assessment of the degree to which rural businesses access national mainstream employer skills and government business support programmes: synthesis report
  13. contact information for Business Finance Partnership updated
  14. Added a link and latest statistics on Business Finance Partnership
  15. Updated to include Growth Vouchers programme on the 'Helping businesses and start-ups get advice and support' page.
  16. modified supporting page to reflect addition of a fund - ICG
  17. Added 'Understanding growth in microbusinesses' to publications on EEDA research page.
  18. Updated information on Business Finance Partnership.
  19. Amended three links 'business in you' 'enterprise village' and investinthefuture' so that they went live.
  20. First published.