A paper published today makes good a pledge in the 2007 budget to consult on the simplification of business support.
The consultation seeks views on the business support government might fund in the future.
It sets out the role of Business Link as the primary route to publicly-funded business support and seeks views on how Business Link can be developed to play this role. Finally, it seeks views on how to avoid business support schemes proliferating again (there are currently thousands) once they have been simplified.
The consultation is aimed at business and their representatives (including social enterprises); local authorities and other public sector organisations; private, public and third sector organisations that are contracted to provide publicly funded support to business.
Click below for the consultation document
Consultation on Business Support Simplification
Replies by email to SimplifyingBusinessSupport@dti.gov.uk must be submitted by Friday 14th September 2007.
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