Research Report

The State of Small Business Britain 2023 A manifesto for small business growth and productivity

ERC Research report



The State of Small Business Britain report is the Enterprise Research Centre’s annual review of trends and issues affecting small businesses in the UK. The report draws together the Centre’s research to give a picture of the current landscape for the UK’s small businesses.
This year, to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the ERC, we have drawn together the insights from a decade of research on small business growth and productivity. We have used these insights to produce a manifesto which sets out where attention is needed to improve the prospects for the UK’s small businesses as well as identifying some priority actions.