Construction: financial risk rating of small & medium enterprises in the UK 2014-2019

This statistic shows the distribution of small and medium enterprises (SME) in the construction sector in the United Kingdom (UK) in the years ending June 2014 to June 2019, by financial risk rating. In June 2014, it was found that 60 percent of construction sector SMEs were rated as having worse than average financial risk, by 2019 this number had dropped to 49 percent.

Distribution of small and medium enterprises (SME) in the construction sector in the United Kingdom (UK) in the years ending June 2014 to second quarter 2019, by financial risk rating*

Q2 2014Q2 2015Q2 2016Q2 2017Q2 2018Q2 2019
Minimal risk4%4%4%4%4%4%
Low risk8%14%11%12%12%17%
Average risk28%29%30%29%29%30%
Worse than average risk60%53%55%55%55%49%
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2014 to 2019

Number of respondents

4,500 respondents

Special properties

SME**

Method of interview

Face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews

Supplementary notes

* The respondent was the person in charge of managing the business’s finances. Data was collected via interview.
**In order to qualify for inclusion in this survey, SMEs had to meet the following criteria in addition to the quotas by size, sector and region:
Not 50%+ owned by another company
Not run as a social enterprise or as a not for profit organization
Turnover of less than £25m

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