Impacts of not receiving external finance in the United Kingdom 2018

This statistic illustrates the impact of not receiving all the external finance they needed for cash flow in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018. It can be seen that the largest share of individuals surveyed (34 percent) stated that not receiving external finance meant they paid their suppliers late or later, whilst 15 percent of respondents stated that they reduced payment terms for their customers as a result of not receiving external finance.

Which of these describe the impact of not receiving all the external finance you needed for cash flow?*

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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

August 2018 to January 2019

Number of respondents


Special properties

All SME Employers that sought finance for cashflow but obtained some or none.

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases. Unweighted bases: n=283
All sought finance for cash flow, obtained some or none.

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