Start ups can find it challenging to raise finance but since 2012 the Start Up Loans Company has filled the gap. We open our latest Bulletin by looking at a new milestone they have reached in terms of loans disbursed to start up businesses.
The government continues to ramp up its focus on tackling the late payment scourge. New measures have been announced by the Small Business Minister to curb the ability of larger businesses to misuse their power when it comes to money owed to small businesses.
To close, a look at the annual Working Capital Index survey from Lloyds Bank which reveals that businesses are continuing to hold onto growing levels of excess working capital. We ask why this should be of concern.