Enterprise Bill [HL]

Explanatory Notes

Commentary on provisions of Bill

Part 1: The Small Business Commissioner

Clause 1: Small Business Commissioner

63 This clause establishes the statutory office of the Small Business Commissioner and sets out its principal functions. The clause also gives effect to Schedule 1, which contains more detail on how the office is established and structured.

Schedule 1: The Small Business Commissioner

Paragraph 1 – Status

64 This provision establishes the Commissioner as a corporation sole. As a corporation sole, the Commissioner has separate legal personality which will ensure, for example, that the Commissioner is able to enter contracts, in his or her capacity as an office holder rather than any individual capacity.


Prepared 18th December 2015