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23.01.12

Entrepreneurs to benefit from cheap access to government buildings

Empty government buildings will be offered to small businesses, the Prime Minister is set to announce.

Three hundred premises will be available at low rates for one year, David Cameron will say during a visit to the north east today.

According to early releases reported this morning, he will say: “The first priority for the ones we aren’t using is to sell them off, but in the meantime, many are going to be sitting idle. So let's match the capacity we've got with the need that's out there. Let's provide office space where we can to those who can use it.

“I said 2012 has got to be the year we go for it, the year we light new fires of ambition in our economy, the year we get behindBritain's grafters, doers, hard-workers and entrepreneurs.

“This isn't something we'd quite like to do – it's something we've got to do because enterprise is critical to this country's future.

“Enterpriseis what we do inBritain. This is the year that, more than ever, we've got to go for it.”

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