This Paper is a guide to current government schemes designed to improve access to funding and other advice and support to the small firms sector.Jump to full report >>
There are three main strands of assistance for business. Two funding streams - equity investment and a range of grants and loans from government, private investors and non-traditional lenders like crowd funding platforms. Lastly, there is help with information and advice with running a business or with specialist activities such as government procurement. The recently appointed position of Small Business Commissioner has, as one function, improving late payment problems.
Commons Briefing papers CBP-7690
Author: Marguerite Page