HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 cc76-7W
Mr. Clappison

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what factors underlay the estimate in the Pre-Budget report, page 47, Paragraph 3.60, that 2,500 companies will use enterprise management incentives over the next three years. [138620]

Mr. Timms

The target population for EMIs is broadly the same as that for the Enterprise Investment Scheme, which has attracted over 3,000 companies in its first six years. EMIs are simple to operate, and the potential benefits from being able to attract and retain high quality employees suggest that EMIs will be popular.