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Barclays to be investigated over claim they misused loan scheme

Capital for Enterprise, a fund management team owned by the business department, is looking into the £200,000 loan made in 2006 to a company controlled by Leeds businessman Jeffrey Morris, which was protected by the Small Firms Loan Guarantee scheme. The scheme aims to help entrepreneurs get finance by guaranteeing 75% of loans but Morris… Read more »

Barclays accused of misusing taxpayer-backed small business lending scheme

Barclays Bank has been accused of using a taxpayer-backed scheme – designed to get finance to budding entrepreneurs – to provide a safety net for its risky lending. The Small Firms Loan Guarantee scheme underwrites 75% of loans to young businesses whose founders do not have enough assets to get traditional finance. But Barclays is… Read more »

Search for Wetherby digital hero by MP

Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke is calling for Wetherby community groups to enter a prestigious competition which helps recognise people who use technology to benefit their communities. The awards, which are now in their fifth year, have provided funding and support to 49 organisations across Britain, including various charities for children, young people, the homeless and… Read more »