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Self-Employed: Training

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 30 April 2009

13. To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps the Government are taking to encourage the training and development of the self-employed in Denton and Reddish constituency. (271889)

Small businesses will be the top priority for the growing support that is available through Train to Gain, including the planned £350 million growth in the programme over the next two years.

We have also made Train to Gain more flexible for small businesses in ways designed to meet their particular needs.

But I want to make sure we are doing enough. So I have asked Peter Jones to lead a review looking at what more FE colleges and universities could do to support people entering self-employment from education or unemployment.