Business: Government Assistance

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 9th September 2013.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses with (a) up to four employees, (b) five to 49 employees and (c) between 50 and 249 employees are participating in the GrowthAccelerator scheme (i) nationally and (ii) in each region.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The total number of GrowthAccelerator companies that have signed a contract is 8,243.

The split by region and size of business is as follows:

  Number of full time equivalent (FTE) staff  
Region 0-4 5-49 50-249 FTEs not yet recorded Total
East 284 295 27 72 678
East Midlands 235 346 39 30 650
London 501 445 42 301 1,289
North East 126 118 15 62 321
North West 472 510 50 164 1,196
South East 582 488 37 270 1,377
South West 327 378 25 102 832
West Midlands 343 471 39 85 938
Yorkshire and Humber 243 292 38 105 678
Not set 117 109 7 51 284
Grand total 3,230 3,452 319 1,242 8,243
Note: The column that shows businesses where FTEs are not yet recorded and the row that shows businesses where their region is “not set” is a consequence of the time lag between the company signing onto the programme and the system that holds their details being updated.

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