David Prosser is a former business editor of The Independent who now writes for a variety of publications, often focusing on small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurship.
30 September 2013 01:51 AM
‘‘If we want to tackle unemployment, we should promote policies that favour small businesses’’
23 September 2013 01:08 AM
Don’t be surprised if small businesses dismiss Chancellor Osborne’s support as two-faced
16 September 2013 01:20 AM
No bank is launching an introductory deal to entice small business customers
09 September 2013 02:50 AM
Britain’s banks insist they want to support small and medium-sized enterprises. So why have they been so slow to resolve the multi-billion pound interest-rate swaps mis-selling scandal?
12 August 2013 12:00 AM
05 August 2013 01:05 AM
Depending on whose figures you use, small and medium-sized enterprises account for between 60 and 70 per cent of jobs in the UK economy, and are behind as much as two-thirds of new job creation.
29 July 2013 01:27 AM
Britain’s banks are convinced the key to repairing their relationships with customers is to be ever-more transparent about their activities. So it is that they have just published detailed statistics on lending to small and medium-sized enterprises in 120 postcodes around the country, including data on how much cash these SMEs have on deposit in the banks.
22 July 2013 01:46 AM
One down, five to go. British Gas last week announced it would unilaterally abolish automatic rollover of energy contracts for small business customers in September. So will the rest of the Big Six gas and electricity providers follow its lead?
15 July 2013 01:21 AM
It has become fashionable to urge British companies to look beyond the struggling eurozone
08 July 2013 12:00 AM
As former regulator Sir Andrew Large begins yet another inquiry into whether banks are starving small businesses of credit – in his case, specifically Royal Bank of Scotland – it is worth asking whether we are worrying most about the right people. The small and medium-sized enterprises that believe they have been unfairly turned down for lending may complain this is inhibiting their growth potential, but at least they were able to get off the ground in the first place. The next generation of SMEs may not be so fortunate.
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