Policy paper

Building the Business Bank: strategy update

Explains how the government is developing the Business Bank.

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


Building the Business Bank: strategy update


On 24 September 2012 Vince Cable announced that the government would create a Business Bank.

This publication explains how we are developing the Business Bank. It describes the Business Bank’s purpose, success measures and timescales. It provides market analysis of access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and outlines existing government interventions that provide support for SMEs. It:

  • explains how we will bring together and build upon existing government finance schemes
  • explores how to consolidate business advice and support services provided by government
Published 21 March 2013