Nuclear Power: Trade Promotion

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what financial support is available from UK Trade & Investment to British companies under the Tradeshow Access Programme to attend the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris from 14-16 October 2014; and what criteria are applied in deciding what support to provide.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Through the Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) 7 grants of £1,500 each are being made available for eligible UK businesses at the World Nuclear Exhibition.

A company can be eligible if they:

are classed as small or medium-sized or a UK university or UK publicly funded centre of higher or further learning or UK publicly funded research organisation; have been exporting for less than 10 years or did not exhibit at the previous edition of the event in question; and do not breach a limit of 12 TAP grants since 1 April 2009 including no more than 6 in non-emerging and high growth markets.

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