To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent support he has provided to small businesses.
12 February 2015
The GREATbusiness website (http://www.greatbusiness.gov.uk) brings together expert advice for business in one place and the new Business Growth Service provides joined-up support to firms with growth potential. The British Business Bank has facilitated a total of £1.52 billion of new lending and investment in the year to December 2014, to over 22,000 smaller businesses. Over 25,000 start-up loans have been drawn, totalling over £130 million. And 48,000 businesses have been helped by our UK Trade and Investment support – 90% were small businesses.