Policy Briefing

An Investigation of UK SME Access to Finance, Growth and Productivity, 2015-2017.

ERC Policy Briefing

Associated Themes
  • Finance

This paper summarises findings from a pilot study exploring UK SME access to external finance, growth and productivity, addressing three key research questions:

• What are the characteristics of SMEs that determine their funding and discouragement?
• What are the impacts of external finance on SME performance and productivity?
• What are the implications for policy?