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Start-up loans 'filling gap in market' - David Cameron

David Cameron has said the Start-up Loans Company is filling a gap in the financing market, and could create thousands of businesses.

The prime minister was speaking after the funding available to the scheme was increased from £82m to £112m.

The scheme, which offers young entrepreneurs loans of about £2,500, had originally been aimed at 18-to-24-year-olds, but is now being expanded to those aged up to 30.

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