Consultation outcome

Improving access to finance: financing a private sector recovery

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

The government response provides an analysis of the responses to the consultation. It also explains how government will ensure stable financial conditions for all business and help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who face the greatest problems getting access to finance.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Seeks views on measures to ensure viable businesses have access to suitable and diverse sources of finance.


Consultation description

A business finance green paper to ensure businesses have access to a more diverse range of sources of finance that suits their needs. It seeks views to help inform government on:

  • the range of finance options available for different sized businesses
  • where the market is failing to provide finance and if there is a role for government intervention
  • how business and the government can work together to produce a diverse, competitive and sustainable financial environment

See the ‘Issues Paper: Call for Evidence for background information.