Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2016

An OECD Scoreboard

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This report monitors SME and entrepreneur access to finance in 37 countries. It includes indicators of debt, equity, asset-based finance and framework conditions for SME and entrepreneurship finance, complemented by an overview of recent developments in public and private initiatives to support SME finance. Taken together, these indicators form a comprehensive framework for policy makers and other stakeholders to evaluate the financing needs of SMEs.

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United Kingdom

There were 1.3 million employer enterprises in the United Kingdom at the start of 2014. 99.5% of these employer enterprises were SMEs with less than 250 employees, employing 52% of the UK workforce. 82% were SMEs with less than 10 employees, also known as micro enterprises.




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