While the chancellor failed to mention the winding down of the Business Growth Service and its initiatives such as Growth Accelerator in his speech or subsequent full Autumn Statement and Spending Review documentation, it has now emerged that it will go as part of wider cuts to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS).
Author Hunter Ruthven
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