Access to external finance for SMEs in the UK 2015, by company size

This statistic presents the capacity of small and medium enterprises (SME) to access external finance according to SME employers in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015, broken down by the size of the company. The respondents from medium-sized enterprises were the most optimistic about their firms' capacity to access external financing. A total of 27 percent assessed the ability to be strong and another 23 percent claimed the access to be very strong.

Ability to access external finance for small and medium businesses in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2015 , by company size

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Source

Release date

May 2016

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

July to October 2015

Number of respondents

11,147 respondents

Special properties

small businesses with employees.

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

Question F4.4 read as follows: "How capable is your business at accessing external finance?".
Survey was conducted among small and medium businesses with employees. Three categories were distinguished, based on employees numbers: micro businesses (1 to 9 employees), small businesses (10 to 49 employees) and medium businesses (50 to 250 employees).
More information regarding survey methodology can be found in BIS Research Paper number 225 on page 10.

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