Secretary of State for Business, Greg Clark, announced the appointment of Paul Uppal as the Small Business Commissioner.

The appointment of the SBC builds on the Government’s programme of support for small business, since 2010 including:

  • British Business Bank programmes supporting £3.4 billion of finance to over 59,000 smaller businesses;
  • over 50,000 Start-Up Loans worth almost £340 million;
  • a network of 39 local growth hubs which make it easier for start-ups and existing businesses to access the support they need; and
  • an additional business rates package, announced at the Spring Budget, providing £435m of further support for businesses facing significant bills in England.


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