Introduced in 2006 by the UK Government, following the extensive Bridging the Finance Gap consultation paper, ECFs are designed to tackle the equity gap by improving access to development capital
The equity gap exists for many reasons: the maturity of private equity as an asset class, the focus on large transactions and the retrenchment of the banks, or, more simply put, the inability for small...
£44bn committed to sector over five years
Key points from Hammond's 'balanced' Budget
No stamp duty on homes under £300,000
Second Budget this year
Rises in-line with CPI