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Almost half of UK businesses have no plans to invest in capital expenditure, despite the sustained economic upturn, new research has found.

UK SMEs are sitting on £770 billion in untapped assets that could be used to fund growth, according to new research published today by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Opinion Pieces

Technological innovation and an appetite for immediate response have already started to shape the recruitment climate. Here are a few trends that might influence the industry this year.

With vacancy numbers increasing at the fastest rate since 1998, recruitment firms may consider expanding into different niches or geographical markets. Our quick reference guide discusses considerations for growing your recruitment business.

Case Studies

Lloyds Bank has supported energy company Drax Group with an £80 million facility to provide working capital to the Group’s growing sustainable biomass business.

The Shropshire-based manufacturer has secured funding to invest in increased capacity and support its international growth ambitions. The deal encompasses a £45m Asset Based Lending facility.

*Marketing leading in the UK by client numbers - source Business Money March/April 2014.