National Enterprise Network, representing many of the country’s enterprise agencies, has welcomed the confirmation from the Chancellor that funding for small businesses, which has previously been available through European Funding, will continue to be made available through the British Business Bank on the exit of the UK from the EU. Furthermore, the extension of the Start Up Loan funding to 2021 will mean that loans to start up businesses will continue to be made available through some enterprise agencies.
National Enterprise Network, representing the Enterprise Agencies from around England that support early stage businesses across the country, is looking to the Chancellor to continue recognising the value of micro businesses to the economy as he compiles his Autumn Statement.
The Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) is reporting a significant fall in business start-up rates in 2017. In 2016 the number of business start-ups was 657,790 and in 2017 it reduced to 589,008 – a dramatic fall of 68,782. CFE’s view is that the majority of the reduction is down to the Government’s clampdown on ‘disguised […]
On Wednesday 22nd November 2017, Philip Hammond presented his Autumn Budget to Parliament. Dawn Whiteley, National Enterprise Network’s CEO shares her view on the impact this budget will have on the enterprise sector. “For our members and their clients, this budget is perhaps relevant more for what it didn’t do, than what it did. The […]
We all know good and well that the way we work has changed over the years – with employers and employees alike being much more aware of their obligations and opportunities. Whilst in many cases these opportunities have been positive, for some they have been less so, so it’s no surprise that we have a […]
In January 2017, BEIS published Building our Industrial Strategy Green Paper. The paper sets out how the Government proposes to build a modern industrial strategy. By its nature, the Green Paper is a set of proposals for discussion and consideration, and an invitation to others to contribute collaboratively to their development. So as an organisation, through discussion […]
In today’s Budget 2016 statement, Chancellor George Osborne defined his proposals as “a Budget for small businesses.” As the membership body for enterprise support organisations that supports pre start and start up clients, National Enterprise Network (NEN) unpicks some of the key headlines. In one of the biggest announcements today, reforms to business rates were […]