News stories on the economy and its impact on small business finance, funding and growth.

Small business loan support scheme unveiled by Mandelson

£10 billion working capital scheme to support short term loans to small and medium sized businesses brought in to protect viable firms from worsening recession.

By News Desk | 14th January 2009 at 16:29 | Read more ...

Small business reaction to historic interest rate cut

Historic cut in interest rates takes economy into uncharted water. But small businesses still face financial headaches.

By News Desk | 8th January 2009 at 18:07 | Read more ...

Current Inflation Rate – November 08

Inflation falls to 4.1% but remains higher than expected.

By News Desk | 16th December 2008 at 12:11 | Read more ...

Business failure up as more firms go bust

All sectors and all regions suffer as more UK firms go bust.

By News Desk | 8th December 2008 at 17:33 | Read more ...

Small businesses applaud historic UK interest rate cut

Bank of England cuts interest rate in December 2008 to record low of 2%.

By News Desk | 4th December 2008 at 14:26 | Read more ...

Christmas gloom hits high street

Retailers slash investment in anticipation of poor Christmas sales in the shops.

By News Desk | 28th November 2008 at 12:55 | Read more ...

Pre-Budget Report 2008 – small business impact & reaction

Pre-Budget Report 2008 – details and commentary. A Budget boost for small business and entrepreneurs, but will the jam today be countered by economic pain tomorrow?

By News Desk | 24th November 2008 at 17:27 | Read more ...

CBI sets out 10 point action plan for business

CBI director-general Richard Lambert sets out action plan for business, jobs and economic recovery.

By News Desk | 24th November 2008 at 10:48 | Read more ...

Manufactuting output expectations hit 28 year low

UK manufacturers confidence at a low ebb, as output expectations fall to lowest levels since 1980 and order books appear fragile.

By News Desk | 19th November 2008 at 13:39 | Read more ...

Current Inflation Rate – October 08

Dramatic fall in October 2008 Consumer Price Index inflation following big rise the previous month.

By News Desk | 18th November 2008 at 11:01 | Read more ...

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