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Enterprise for all: progressing the agenda

Author: Julie Caulier Grice
Published Date: 20 February 2008

The Comprehensive Spending Review and current and on-going changes to publicly-funded business support, provide an excellent opportunity to ensure that ‘Enterprise for All’ is achieved. This report reviews the evidence which shows why it is important to support ‘Enterprise for All’, the difficulties in achieving this goal and the appropriate role of government. We believe that, through meeting diverse client needs, enterprise culture and take-up of all kinds of business support – public, private or third sector − by disadvantaged and under-represented people, groups and areas, will increase. As a result, we believe that the economic, as well as the broader personal and social, impacts of ensuring ‘Enterprise for All’ will be better met.