Industry sectors using pension-led funding in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014

This statistic shows the share of fundraisers using pension-led funding in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014 by the industry sector in which their company or organisation operates. According to the survey, 16 percent of respondents using pension-led funding were operating in the retail and wholesale sector.

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Share of respondents
Retail and wholesale16%
Manufacturing and engineering11%
Media and publishing10%
Business and professional services10%
Health and social work7%
Real estate and housing5%
Food and drink5%
Transport and utilities3%
Energy and miniming3%
Education and research3%
Internet and e-commerce1%
Arts. music and design1%
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Release date

November 2014


United Kingdom

Survey time period

March to September 2014

Special properties

primary industry figures as well as extensive surveys of businesses and consumers

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "Pension-led funding allows SME owners or directors to use their accumulated pension funds in order to invest in their own businesses".

The source clarifies the methodology as follows: "Four stages of research activity were carried out from March to September 2014. (1) Stage one involved collecting primary transactional data directly from alternative finance platforms. (2) Stage two consisted of designing and distributing model-specific questionnaires to survey funders and fundraisers of alternative finance. In total 15,658 users were surveyed. (3) Stage three conducted in association with ACCA and PwC included two external national surveys to understand the level of awareness among consumers of alternative finance. 2,007 consumers and 506 SMEs were surveyed. (4) Stage four was the industry-wide tracking survey among UK crowdfunding associations and P2P associations to gather industrial figures for year 2014. Transactional data was collected for quarters one to three of 2014."

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