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...
Effective as of 1 November
In this week's inflation print, the UK hit a highpoint. According to the Office for National Statistics, the UK's CPI rate hit 3% - a level not seen in more than 5 years. And it's not just the UK - globally inflation has been creeping up.
Five new entrants to the table
Asset management taskforce set up