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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

Published Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill will receive its Second Reading in the House of Commons on 16 July 2014.

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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill will receive its Second Reading in the House of Commons on 16 July 2014. This research paper provides an overview of the Bill prior to its Second Reading.

The Bill contains 142 substantive clauses and 10 Schedules, which in the main seek to reduce regulatory burdens and facilitate the inception, financing and growth of business.

The Bill’s scope includes access to finance; exports; regulatory reform; competition; public sector procurement; the Pubs Code; childcare and education; transparency of company ownership; company law; directors’ disqualification; insolvency; and employment law.

Commons Briefing papers RP14-39

Authors: Douglas Pyper; Tim Edmonds; Lorraine Conway; Antony Seely; Lorna Booth; Dominic Webb; Manjit Gheera; Susan Hubble

Topics: Child care, Companies, Competition, Employment, Financial institutions, Insolvency, International trade, Public expenditure, Regulation, Schools, Small businesses

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