Availability of advice as an obstacle to small and medium enterprises (SME) 2019

This statistic displays the expectations of small and medium enterprises (SME) for the extent to which the availability of relevant advice will be an obstacle to running the business in the next 12 months in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2nd quarter 2019, by enterprise size. During the survey period, it was found that 6 percent of all SMEs expected the availability of relevant advice to be a major obstacle.

Small and medium enterprises' (SME) expectations of the extent to which the availability of relevant advice will be an obstacle to running the business in the next 12 months in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2nd quarter 2019, by enterprise size*

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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2019

Number of respondents

4,500 respondents

Special properties

SME**

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Respondents were asked to rate (from 1 to 10) the extent to which they expected the availability of relevant advice to be an obstacle to them running the business as they would wish in the next 12 months. The following scale was used:

1-4 = a minor obstacle
5-7 = a moderate obstacle
8-10 = a major obstacle

The source also states:
**"In order to qualify for interview, 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 organisation
Turnover of less than £25m"

Not all percentages sum to 100. This is due to rounding.

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