A Boost For British Businesses: Policies For A New Government

Sixty entrepreneurs and experts have put their name to a letter calling on the next Government to put together a coherent plan to boost Britain’s businesses.

To accompany the letter, we have published a detailed policy report. It includes contributions from the Institute of Directors, Federation of Small Businesses, Nesta, Adam Smith Institute, Sage, IPSE, SQW, Coadec and Nesta. The project is sponsored by Sage.

The policy asks are at the vanguard of research in the UK; don’t rely on the vagaries of Brexit negotiations; could be adopted by all political parties; and wouldn’t put a significant strain on the exchequer.

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Parliamentary Snapshot 2016

The Entrepreneurs Network’s Parliamentary Snapshot 2016 follows last two year’s survey of parliamentarians, uncovering MPs views on policies impacting entrepreneurs and providing useful insights on the opinions and working knowledge of the House of Commons. This report was supported by BDB.

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Regional Voices: Yorkshire

This briefing paper is based on the edited highlights of a roundtable discussion. It took place at the Leeds office of PwC with entrepreneurs invested in promoting Yorkshire as a hub for entrepreneurship. Our principal guest was Iain Wright MP, chair of the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee. The ideas presented are designed to feed into his work on the committee, the work of the government in supporting entrepreneurs in Yorkshire, the Northern Powerhouse initiative and wider debates on how to support entrepreneurship across the whole of the country.

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Parliamentary Snapshot 2015

The Entrepreneurs Network’s Parliamentary Snapshot 2015 follows last year’s survey of parliamentarians, this time uncovering the views of the new Parliament on policies impacting entrepreneurs and providing useful insights on the opinions and working knowledge of Members of Parliament in the House of Commons. This report was supported by BDB.

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Parliamentary Snapshot: MPs on Entrepreneurship

Members of Parliament may talk a good talk about their desire to support entrepreneurship in the UK, but in practice there are multiple, competing policy options open to them – whether this is increasing tax breaks, spending more in various ways or cutting regulation. Due to the limited time and resources available to government it matters where the sympathies of our representatives lie within the context of the current policies already in force. Parliamentary Snapshot: MPs on Entrepreneurship is the first survey to uncover the views of MPs on policies impacting entrepreneurs, providing useful insights on the opinions and working knowledge of the House of Commons.

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