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Business Links: Leeds

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in Leeds North West constituency have received a health check from Business Link. (309382)

Business Link ‘Health Check’ figures are not routinely collated by constituency. However, between 23 October 2008 (when the Health Check was launched) and 30 November 2009 (the date of the most recent figures) over 10,500 individual businesses have benefited from the national Business Link ‘Health Check’ in the Yorkshire and Humber region, of which more than 1,580 were delivered in the Leeds area.

In December 2008 Business Link Yorkshire also introduced an intensive financial health check for businesses, funded through Yorkshire Forward and working closely with Yorkshire’s accountants. By 31 December 2009, 1,368 businesses in the Yorkshire and Humber region had taken up this service, of which 192 were in Leeds.