SME Finance Monitor

Independent, robust and respected data on access to finance amongst SMEs. Data is freely available

Shiona Davies

Shiona Davies

Director

Established in 2011, the SME Finance Monitor is the definitive source of insight on SME attitudes towards, need for and experience of finance in the UK.

Having tracked how SMEs fared after the last recession, we have monitored them through Covid-19, Brexit and the more recent economic challenges, with regular updates on access to finance, growth plans, ambitions and current performance. 2023 also included a specific focus on which SMEs have taken, and are still repaying, Government backed pandemic funding and what that means for them.

Benefits

The single most authoritative source, used and quoted by government, banks and industry bodies

A large data set that can be analysed by size, sector, region and a wide range of other variables

Track changes in SME sentiment over time as the economic climate changes

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All outputs are available for immediate download, including historic trends. From time-to-time, we also publish special reports on specific sub-groups of interest.

Looking for the overall results, over time or by size or sector? Chapter summaries highlight key findings from each chapter, or try the management summary for a quicker read that gives more of an overview. Full Report To Q4 2023 Full report

Management Summary

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Looking for the latest overall headlines? Monthly snapshot To Mar 2024 Slides
Need the wider picture by size and sector? Mid-year Update To Q2 2023 Written summary

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Need in-depth data on regions or devolved nations? Devolved Nations and English Regions To Q4 2022 Written report

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Want to know more about the experiences of ethnic minority businesses? Special Report: Ethnic Minority Businesses ​ To Q2 2023 Written report
NEW: Looking for overall analysis over time, by size or sector? Full report
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Chapter Summaries
Management summary
Looking for the latest overall headlines? Slides
Need the wider picture by size and sector? Written summary Slides
Need in-depth data on regions or devolved nations? Written report
Visual summary
Want to know more about the experiences of ethnic minority businesses? Written report
Special Report: Women-led Businesses Written report

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