Inquiry into Youth Entrepreneurship

The Enterprise and Business Committee undertook an inquiry into Youth Entrepreneurship.


Terms of reference

  • How effective is the Welsh Government’s approach to promoting youth entrepreneurship?
  • What steps can be taken to improve or strengthen support for potential young entrepreneurs in Wales?


Issues that the Committee considered as part of these terms of reference included:

  • What are the experiences of young entrepreneurs in Wales?
  • What is the scale of Welsh Government resource and funding targeted at the promotion of youth entrepreneurship? Is it sufficient?
  • What progress has been made in implementing the Welsh Government’s Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy and Action Plan?
  • How does the Welsh Government’s approach to promoting youth entrepreneurship incorporate issues such as equality, social enterprise and regional variations in skills and training opportunities?
  • What opportunities are presented by increasing youth entrepreneurship as a means of tackling youth unemployment and inactivity?
  • To what extent is entrepreneurship embedded within secondary education, further education and higher education institutions in Wales?
  • What is the evidence base for the Welsh Government’s approach to supporting and encouraging youth entrepreneurship?
  • How does the Welsh Government monitor and evaluate its youth entrepreneurship activities? What impact has it had on the number of people starting a business?
  • What examples of good practice in youth entrepreneurship policy can be identified within Wales, more widely within the UK and internationally?


Video presentation for the Inquiry into Youth Entrepreneurship - June 2013


Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 08/04/2013