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SME Finance


In this inquiry, the Treasury Committee will examine the accessibility of finance and lending to SMEs, by considering the key challenges SMEs face when seeking finance, the regulation of SME lending and the role Government can play in enhancing lending to SMEs.

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This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 8 September 2023.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Eighth Report - SME Finance
Inquiry SME Finance
HC 27

Oral evidence transcripts

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28 February 2024
Inquiry SME Finance
Witnesses Bim Afolami MP (Economic Secretary to the Treasury at HM Treasury), and Alanna Barber (Deputy Director, Banking and Credit at HM Treasury)
Oral Evidence
23 January 2024
Inquiry SME Finance
Witnesses Louis Taylor (CEO at British Business Bank)
Oral Evidence
23 January 2024
Inquiry SME Finance
Witnesses Mark Grimshaw (CEO at Business Banking Resolution Service), and Abby Thomas (Chief Executive & Chief Ombudsman at Financial Ombudsman Service)
Oral Evidence
Business Banking Resolution Service (SMEF0026)
Anonymised (SMEF0116)
Transparency Task Force (SMEF0068)

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