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The objectives of this study were as follows (1) determine the extent to which late payment is affecting businesses in the UK and how this has changed in ten years; (2) to provide as assessment of credit granting behaviour among UK businesses during the last ten years; (3) to assess the...
The purpose of the study is to investigate the impact of government regulation on small business performance outcomes. The received wisdom arising from previous studies often assumes a rather narrow view of regulation focussing on the burdens, costs and constraints that regulation imposes on...
This study was designed to ‘sense check’ emerging estimates of the monthly administrative costs associated with personal accounts arrangements in SMEs. The principal aims were to:(a) Solicit views on the accuracy of estimates of time/costs based on internal government analysis.(b) Identify...
In December 2006 the Government announced proposals to promote private pension saving across UK workplaces. These proposals are explained in the Government’s White Paper, ‘Personal accounts: a new way to save’ . The proposed personal accounts system will operate from 2012 and will require...
 The purpose of this review is to investigate the extent to which perceived difficulties concerning access to finance discourage potential and existing entrepreneurs from demanding external finance. It focuses on evidence relating to the barriers to accessing finance that can arise because of...
The evaluation assessed the impact of Business Link Local Services on those businesses that received assistance in the 6 month period April to September 2003 and its impact over the subsequent period to May/June 2005. The original aims of the report were:a) To understand and quantify...
1. The Welland Strategic Alignment Project, or “Pathfinder”, was focused on the Welland sub-region of the East Midlands, with the overall aim of “improving the experience of customers in the Welland who wish to access business support services”. The Pathfinder was led by emda, the RDA...
1.1 The purpose of this paper is to present the Evaluation Framework that will structure, support and guide the evaluation research which will be carried out to evaluate the Welland SAP Pathfinder (“the Pathfinder”). The starting point for the development of the Framework is the National and...