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John Baron MP welcomes potential £65 average saving on energy bills for homes in Basildon and Billericay

August 2, 2013
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John Baron MP welcomes potential £65 average saving on energy bills for homes in Basildon and Billericay

MP says smart meters will help customers John Baron MP has welcomed news today that around 500 households in his constituency are already benefiting from increased control over energy bills through British Gas smart meters, with average annual savings of £65 per household. Smart meters mean for the first time households can see how...
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John Baron MP presses Government on SME support

June 13, 2013
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MP calls for more tax incentives   During Business, Innovation and Skills Questions today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP urged the Minister for Business and Enterprise, Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, to introduce further tax incentives to encourage small and micro businesses. This sector accounts for the majority of businesses and...
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John Baron MP welcomes a number of Budget measures

March 20, 2013
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MP highlights help for lower paid and SMEs, lower beer and fuel duty and Equitable Life payments   Today John Baron MP welcomed a number of the Chancellor’s Budget measures which he has lobbied and campaigned for. These include cutting income tax for the lower paid, reducing beer duty, freezing fuel duty, helping small...
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John Baron MP welcomes tripling of Prompt Payment pledges to help support small businesses

March 11, 2013
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MP commends big news for small businesses   John Baron MP has today welcomed the news that in just four months the number of FTSE 350 firms signing up to the Prompt Payment Code has tripled. There are now 126 FTSE 350 firms signed up to the code, with 94 new firms since November...
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John Baron MP presses Chancellor for SME tax cuts

February 25, 2013
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MP suggests small businesses are the key to economic growth   Today in the House of Commons, during an Urgent Question called by Labour on Britain’s ratings downgrade, John Baron MP pressed the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, over the need for small business corporation tax cuts. John asked, “Evidence...
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John Baron MP encourages business entrepreneurship

January 10, 2013
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MP highlights extra £30 million investment in Start-Up Loans The Government has announced a £30 million boost to Start-Up Loans to create thousands of new businesses and help young people find jobs. The announcement brings the total pot for Start-Up Loans to more than £110 million over the next three years, and will see...
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John Baron MP presses Chancellor over boosting economic growth

December 11, 2012
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MP suggests further cuts to Small Business Corporation Tax   Today, in the House of Commons during Treasury Questions, John Baron MP pressed the Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the need to boost economic growth as the best way of reducing our National Debt. John said: “The Labour Government...
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John Baron MP presses Vince Cable over small business tax cuts

September 11, 2012
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MP says Infrastructure funding should be redirected   Yesterday afternoon, Vince Cable MP made a Statement about Industry Strategy in the House of Commons. John Baron MP took the opportunity to urge him to reconsider the Government’s funding of infrastructure projects and instead spend the money to help small...
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John Baron MP encourages SMEs to respond to Parliamentary Inquiry

September 6, 2012
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  MP highlights importance of SMEs  The House of Lords Select Committee on SME Exports has issued a call for evidence. The Committee, chaired by Lord Cope, is tasked with examining what the Government is doing to assist and promote SME exports. In May 2011, UK Trade and Investment announced its strategy to boost...
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John Baron MP welcomes launch of Government campaign against regulation

June 7, 2012
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Call for evidence on regulation enforcement   John Baron MP believes one of the Government’s key priorities should be to reduce the overall burden of regulation especially for small business to encourage business, growth and employment. John has been critical particularly of EU regulation. As part of a Government initiative to reduce regulation, the...
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