New Businesses: Older People

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 19th July 2010.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Wirral West

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to assist people aged over 50 years to start new businesses.

Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The coalition Government are committed to making this decade the most entrepreneurial and dynamic in our history. We are putting in place a comprehensive, long-term approach to enterprise, which will include people aged over 50. We want more people over 50 to start businesses, and this means creating an environment where they see good start-up opportunities where they live, consider it a good career choice and have knowledge of other people who have successfully started their own businesses.

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