Boby Lane gives yesterday's Autumn Statement a reality check: it might seem like good news for SMEs on the surface, but will it really help?
Now we know: the funding landscape stays confusing, there'll be no fuel duty rise, and a little cut in corporation tax is hardly effective.
Who can truly help small and mid-sized business access the finance they need to grow: the coalition and its funding schemes, or alternative lenders?
Doubts loom over the government's new initiative to solve Britain's age-old problems with financing SMEs. Can it tackle the essence of the problem?
Today a new business bank was launched that wants to solve the business cash flow crisis with simplicity, the power of data, and by saving British businesses £1bn a year.