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Treasury written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Cathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will commission an assessment of the amount of investment in small and medium-sized enterprises from peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding platforms.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Crowdfunding and peer to peer lending are innovative new forms of finance that support competition in the business lending sector. The Government have taken a number of steps to support their growth.

The Government have no current plans to commission an assessment of the amount of investment in small and medium-sized enterprises from peer to peer lending and crowdfunding platforms.

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