The Decisions Facing Rachel Reeves on Friday 8th May 2015 (Part 9)

The ramblings of a former DWP Civil Servant ...

Number 9: Refocusing DWP’s Employer Support on the United Kingdom’s Job Creators

Here are some figures for you:

Micro Enterprises (0 to 9 employees) in the UK = 1,912,455
Small Enterprises (10 to 49 employees) in the UK = 209,710
Medium Enterprises (50 to 249) in the UK = 36,505
Large Enterprises (250 employees and over) in the UK = 8,915

I suspect that it is not for nothing that Ed Miliband has been talking a lot about Small and Medium Size Enterprises (0 to 249 employees) in the last six months or so. If each of them were to create just one job that would result in 2,158,670 new jobs (in gross terms). Not only are SMEs the driver of economic growth within the UK, they are also, where the vast majority of voters in the private sector are employed.

DWP has always had a bit of a blind…

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