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Publication - Advice and Guidance

SME access to finance report: 2014

Published: 24 Apr 2015
Directorate:
Chief Economist (office)
Part of:
Economy

This report draws on data from the Small Business Survey 2014 to assess access to finance conditions for SMEs.

In July 2009, the Scottish Government published its first survey on SME Access to Finance, to assess credit conditions in Scotland at the height of the financial crisis. Follow-up surveys were carried out in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

The latest report published in March 2015 draws on data from the Small Business Survey 2014 to assess access to finance conditions for SMEs. This is a UK-wide survey which the Scottish Government contributes funding to in order to boost the sample of Scottish firms. In addition, evidence from a wide range of other sources is incorporated, in order to give a more complete view of the finance landscape.

The findings of the surveys can be found in the attached documents.

SME access to finance 2014 - report.pdf

44 page PDF
905.9kB

SME access to finance 2014 - slidepack.pdf

31 page PDF
361.0kB
Published:
24 Apr 2015
SME access to finance report: 2014