Britain needs a culture shift in favour of enterprise, says PM

Speaking at the CBI Annual Conference in London, Cameron said: “In order to have a rebalanced and more resilient economy that can succeed in the world we are in, we need to have a task culture change in our country in favour of enterprise, in favour of business, and in favour of industry.

“There are a number of things we, as a government, can do.

“Obviously, we can help encourage entrepreneurship. We’ve set up the start-up loans, which are incredibly successful, and created the new enterprise allowance to encourage unemployed people to start businesses.

“We’ve also introduced the EIS scheme, which people now tell me is probably the most generous tax scheme for people starting businesses anywhere in the world.

“But there’s a limit to how much the government can do. And this is where I want to enlist your help.

“We need to get more businesses into or schools to inspire young people about enterprise, about entrepreneurship and about industry itself.”

Cameron said that the charity Speakers for Schools would play a part in this.

“We have agreed to get a thousand business speakers over the next year into schools,” he continued.

Cameron also said that HS2 was a key part in improving the country’s infrastructure and that it was important to give the country a say on membership of the European Union.

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