The government needs to provide support and easy access to finance that is geared towards the smaller SMEs, not just the financially astute. The ruling that banks must now direct firms towards alternative finance providers is a step in the
"With the government bringing out its Emergency Budget next week, there are a number of actions we want to see in order to give SMEs the support they need to grow.
Firstly, there needs to be definitive legislation on prompt payments
“We want to see definitive legislation on prompt payments from blue chip companies that will protect SME suppliers from late payers. The current terms that many small businesses are subjected to are neither fair nor sustainable, but it is a