Government set to announce new loan scheme

The government is planning to back £20bn of loans to companies with 50 or fewer employees as the British Bankers’ Association releases statistics purporting to show growth in lending to small businesses towards the end of 2008 remained above 2007 levels.

“How do I keep my bank facilities?”

Real Business’s latest agony uncle is turnaround expert Anthony Holmes. Every fortnight he’ll tackle another restructuring problem faced by entrepreneurs. This week: refinancing.