Financing business

SMEs call for more government support

36% are unaware of existing services.

Lack of funding holds back 1 in 4 SMEs

Missed opportunities cost businesses £78,942 a year.

Late payments affect half of businesses

Around 1 in 4 SME owners report ‘grossly unfair’ payment practices.

48% of SMEs rely on unprotected loans

SME owners use loans and savings in Q4 2017.

18% of payments to SMEs are late

Late payments impact productivity for UK businesses.

Late payments continue to hit SMEs

3 in 4 businesses call for legislation to counteract late payments.

SMEs seek accountants’ funding advice

Accountants prove most popular when it comes to financial guidance.

Extra financial support for exporters

UK Export Finance has joined 5 of the biggest high street banks to speed up the delivery of financial support to small business exporters.

Rejected contracts see SMEs miss out

Nearly half of small businesses lost out on up to £10,000 in the last year due to turning down work contracts and orders.

Managing cashflow for small businesses

Think of cashflow as a balancing act to get your house in order.

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