DUDLEY South MP Chris Kelly MP is encouraging budding Black Country entrepreneurs to apply for Government Start Up loans to help get their business dreams off the ground.

The Government recently 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 £110million over the next three years and will see the age range extended to 30-years-old.

Conservative MP Mr Kelly said: “This Government is on the side of everyone who wants to work hard and get on and I would encourage any budding entrepreneur in the Black Country to apply for a Start Up loan to get their business ideas moving.

“This £30 million boost will make a huge difference to the hundreds of young people in Dudley and the Black Country who have always aspired to own their own business, helping new companies get started and bringing jobs and growth to our economy.

“We are increasing loans to small companies, investing in innovation and cutting corporation tax to make sure Britain can build the best businesses and compete in the global race.”

He said start-up businesses in Dudley South can contact him for help, advice or a visit by emailing office@chriskelly.mp or calling 01384 211041.