Pimlico Plumbers boss, Charlie Mullins discusses the Government’s Bounce Back Loan scheme, and whether it will help the UK’s small-to-medium enterprises thrive again.
What type of organisation should be prioritised for government funding?
In arguably the biggest declaration to come out of the Conservative Party Conference, I for one welcomed the government’s announcement to pledge a further £2bn into a “new generation of council houses” and affordable homes for rent – though its execution will be key.
The network of 38 Growth Hubs across the country is there to help England’s businesses grow. Do you know what can they offer to help your business reach its maximum potential?
In a £1.3m investment from the Scottish government, an Edinburgh business hub is set for launch in a tram depot, which has been unused for 60 years.
Business secretary Greg Clark commits £15m worth of government backing to support the innovation of 125 British R&D projects.
Ahead of the Autumn Statement, prime minister Theresa May has promised to deliver government investment of £2bn a year for research and development (R&D), while she also highlighted the modern Industrial Strategy and Brexit plans.
It has been reported that council funding will be reduced by 6.7 per cent between 2016 and 2020, with the bulk of the cuts taking place in the first two years. As a result, councils in many areas will not have enough money to meet all their statutory duties.
The fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the UK are set to receive financial support as the government contributes £204m to universities across the country.
Business secretary Sajid Javid is overseeing a visit from the Chinese minister of commerce to build investment in the Midlands, which is worth £222bn to the UK economy each year.
In a campaign supported by business secretary Sajid Javid and transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin, the British government has committed a £20m investment to driverless car technologies to improve the country’s productivity and infrastructure.
During a visit to Jaguar Land Rover's Midlands engine plant, George Osborne revealed a £16.6m fund for the automotive company to lead a research and development effort that can lead to 200 local manufacturing jobs.