Finance for Small Firms - A Ninth Report

The Bank of England today publishes its ninth annual report on finance for small firms.
Published on 03 May 2002

The report reviews the financing environment for small businesses in the UK during 2001 against the background of wider developments in the economy. While recognising the dispersion in performance within the small firms sector, it concludes that the sector, as a whole, finished 2001 in a reasonable financial state. Deposits at banks were at record levels and there was little evidence of difficulties in accessing finance.

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