TEN’s Parliamentary Snapshot survey is featured in CityAM:
Many MPs are unaware of the host of policies in place to support entrepreneurship and are largely split along party lines on how best to support Britain’s wealth creators, according to new polling conducted for the think tank The Entrepreneurs Network.
The YouGov poll of 105 MPs found an extraordinary lack of knowledge of already established policies geared to support entrepreneurs. More than 40 per cent had never heard of the Patent Box, one of the government’s flagship schemes to make the UK a centre of innovation.
A whopping 66 per cent had never heard of the Angel CoFund, a £100m investment fund established to support small and medium-sized enterprises. The GrowthAccelerator, which was set up to back the UK’s answer to Silicon Valley in the form of London’s Tech City was only known to half of MPs.
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In the first survey of its kind, Parliamentary Snapshot– conducted for the think tank The Entrepreneur’s Network by YouGov- has uncovered the views of MPs on polices impacting entrepreneurs.
Read or download the briefing paper here.
The Entrepreneurs Network is a cross-party think tank designed to bring entrepreneurs to the forefront of political discourse and help make Britain the best place in the world to start a business. TEN is based within the Adam Smith Institute and is supported by Octopus Investments, one of the UK’s fastest growing fund management companies specialising in smaller company investing.