PPT5 Government and business environment p4

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BTEC L2 Business Enterprise/ICT
Unit 1 – Business Purposes
P4 Outline the role of government in creating the business climate.
Learning Objectives/Intentions
 To know what assistance and economic conditions do UK
businesses need in order to flourish
 To understand the role of local government in the
business environment
 To understand the role of national government in the
business environment
 To understand the role of European government in the
business environment
The role of local government in the business
environment
 Policy: Try to encourage
businesses to move/stay there.
 Newham and westfield
 Transport improved
 local regeneration ie Leyton high
road
 25,000 jobs in building
 Knock on effect = good for all
 18,000 permenant jobs now
 Olympics
 Westfield Stratford City two
 With lots of local jobs what will
schemes
 Workplace (co-funded with
Newham Council)
 Skills Place (helping the longterm unemployed)
businesses
people think?
The role of national government in the business
environment
 National Government = House
of Parliament
 Tax law: not too low not too
high
 Employment Law: Freedoms
and safeguards
 Education (vocational and
Apprenticeships)
 Balance of Trade (Surplus v
deficit)
 Buying British?
 National Government
promotes British businesses
globally
 When PM goes on state visit
RR, BAE execs etc go too.
 Department is BIS
 In Nigeria Vince Cable Speech
 PM and Deputy PM
the role of European government in the business
environment
 26 member states
 Promote trade between members
 Eurofighter/Airbus
 One VAT charge
 Free trade
 Single currency
 Right to work
 Right to learn
What to do
 You’re a business journalist
with BBC TV news or Capital
Radio.

Individually make a video/
audio presentation that
outlines the governments’ role
in creating conditions for
British businesses to flourish.
 Laws
 policy
 Employment
 Tax
 Education
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