It’s not just businesses that are struggling financially–it’s the households that depend on them to put food on the table

Today the state of the small business sector is spotlighted by a new report from the debt charity the Money Advice Trust. The Trust runs two debt helplines: National Debtline for individuals in financial trouble, and Business Debtline, the only service in the UK to help small businesses in debt. I have to declare an interest here. I have been an ambassador for the Money advice Trust for years. It does remarkable work. 

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Interview with Darren Jones MP, Chair of the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

In the week that Arcadia and Debenhams collapsed we caught up with the Chair of the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee Darren Jones MP, and talked to him about the impact of Covid on small businesses and self employed people and what he thinks it will take to get the UK working again.

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Entrepreneurship “in jeopardy” after hitting new high pre-Covid

  • New Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report shows UK early-stage entrepreneurship hit a new high in 2019
  • Nearly 1 in 10 working age adults were in the early stages of starting or running a business, with women catching up with men
  • Progress threatened by Chancellor’s decision not to provide financial support for three million entrepreneurs
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