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Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Land Registry: Privatisation (7 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: A government consultation seeking views on options to move operations of Land Registry to the private sector closed on 26 May. Government is currently analysing the responses but no final decisions have been made. We have not received any bids.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Land Registry: Privatisation (7 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: A government consultation seeking views on options to move operations of the Land Registry to the private sector closed on 26 May. Government is currently considering the responses but no final decisions have been made.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Iron and Steel: Wales (6 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills spoke with the First Minister about the steel crisis following his re-appointment on 18 May. He also wrote to the new Minister for Economy and Infrastructure on 23 May congratulating him on his appointment and extending a joint request from both myself and the Secretary of State for an early discussion on the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: New Businesses: Manchester Withington (6 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: There is no single data source that comprehensively measures all business start-ups within the UK. However, ONS has published statistics showing that there were 2,210 businesses newly registered for VAT or PAYE in the Manchester, Withington constituency between 2010 and 2014. Some newly registered businesses will have been trading for a number of years and other active businesses will not...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Business: Scotland (6 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), as key government partner in the International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016), welcomes business delegates from all parts of the UK and internationally. UKTI has been working with the Festival organisers to engage Scottish stakeholders. This has included a series of round-table meetings in Glasgow and Edinburgh over recent months with Scottish...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Domestic Appliances: Fires (6 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: My Department uses Government fire statistics on the number of fires in faulty electrical products, as part of the evidence to inform policy on the safety of electrical products.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: New Businesses: Stafford (6 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: Companies House estimates that, in the Stafford parliamentary constituency area, the number of new companies started is as follows: 2014-15: 1,649 2015-16: 1,701 These figures are estimates because Companies House’s data is drawn from postcode areas and these can cross constituency boundaries.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Productivity (6 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: There are no official statistics estimating the productivity of workers by their age. Labour productivity as provided by the Office for National Statistics is only separately estimated by sector.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Bankruptcy (6 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Department does not hold information on the number of businesses which were bankrupted as a result of late payment of invoice. We recognise that late payment is an issue and know that 61% of businesses that give credit consider late payment a problem.[1] We are implementing a package of measures to support a cultural change toward prompt payment, including the Small Business Commissioner,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries (6 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: An assessment of the impact of a UK withdrawal from the EU on the British automotive industry is contained on pages 29 and 30 of the HM Treasury analysis: the immediate impact of leaving the EU. The document can be accessed from the gov.uk website link below or from the Libraries of the House. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Property: Ownership (3 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: Holding answer received on 25 May 2016 At the International Anti-Corruption Summit in London on 12 May, my Rt hon Friend the Prime Minister announced that we will require foreign companies that own or purchase UK properties or bid on UK government procurement contracts to provide details of their beneficial owners to a public central register. This will be the first register of its...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Business: Stafford (1 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Government is working to make the UK the best place to start and grow a business by supporting businesses across the country. In Stafford, 42 Government backed Start-Up Loans have been drawn down since September 2012 with a value of over £218,000. A Regional Growth Fund award of £4m made in 2011 has attracted private investment of £56.5 million, delivering 1,600 jobs. Since...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Business: Stafford (1 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 contained two specific policies to support Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in accessing finance. The first requires major banks to refer SMEs they reject for finance to designated ‘finance platforms’ that can help match SMEs with alternative finance providers. This will ensure that viable SMEs, including businesses...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Overseas Trade: Mexico (1 Jun 2016)

Anna Soubry: Increasing exports is a key focus in the Government’s long-term economic plan. There is a cross Whitehall approach to exports and whenever Government Ministers are on overseas trips, they have a trade focus, supporting UK businesses to take advantage of export opportunities, to help remove barriers to trade and to create a strong business environment. A key part of this work is to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Companies: Ownership (31 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: Holding answer received on 25 May 2016 Since 6th April this year, UK companies (with exception of listed companies), limited liability partnerships and societates europaeae have been required to hold a register of people with significant control (PSC register). The register records the ultimate owners and controllers of UK companies. It is designed to record individuals. However,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Property: Ownership (31 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: At the International Anti-Corruption Summit in London on 12 May, my Rt hon Friend the Prime Minister announced that we will require foreign companies that own or purchase UK properties or bid on UK Government procurement contracts to provide details of their beneficial owners to a public central register. This will be the first register of its kind in the world. The Department for Business,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Energy: EU Law (27 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: Over the past year, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has met and called several times with Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, to discuss EU state aid rules and energy-intensive industries. I as Minister of State for Business, Industry and Enterprise attended the energy intensive industries high level stakeholder conference...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries (27 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The Government is exploring all options to support steel and the foundation industries. We are interested to consider how we can develop the best way forward for the UK industry alongside all parties with steel expertise, including the Materials Processing Institute.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: British Business Bank (27 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: The British Business Bank is a government-owned economic development bank that makes finance markets for smaller businesses work more effectively. It works with the market to increase awareness amongst smaller businesses about the available finance options. British Business Bank became fully operational on 1 November 2014. Therefore we are able to provide the information requested for the 5...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: UK Trade and Investment (27 May 2016)

Anna Soubry: UK Trade and Investment's (UKTI) total (a1) operating budget, (b) communications budget and (c) expenditure on third party communications consultancy and public relations agencies in (i) 2014, (ii) 2015 and (iii) 2016 was as follows in the table below. We have also provided additional figures (a2) to reflect UKTI total associated operating costs which were allocated by parliament to...


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