Financing business

Comprehensive Spending Review: effect on business support

Given that the Department of Business is facing annual cuts in its budget of 7.1 per cent, broad business support has inevitably been diminished.

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Comprehensive Spending Review: low carbon economy

As promised, the government is to create a Green Investment Bank in an effort to boost the UK’s low carbon economy.

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Banks to set up small business fund

The UK’s six largest banks have put forward their plans for boosting the funding of smaller businesses.

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Business loans harder to secure

Securing a loan has become more difficult for over a third of UK firms in the last year.

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Give local banks freedom to lend, says business group

Too many firms are being denied credit even though they have full order books, and local banks should be given greater discretion when it comes to lending decisions, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has argued.

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Late payment picture beginning to improve

The proportion of smaller firms experiencing the adverse effects of late payments fell by 20 per cent in the first six months of the year.

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Banking sector needs more competition

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged the government to take action to introduce more competition into the banking system.

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Small firms still feeling the squeeze on credit

Business lending shrank for the fifth month running, a new report from the Bank of England has revealed.

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