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Pre-Budget Report

Bridging the finance gap: next steps in improving access to growth capital for small businesses

This document outlines the next steps to be taken by the Government following the consultation launched alongside Budget 2004: Bridging the finance gap: a consultation on improving access to growth capital for small businesses. It outlines the Government's intention to take forward a range of measures to enhance both the investment in potentially high-growth SMEs affected by the finance gap, and to enhance SMEs' own knowledge and awareness of the finance options available to them.

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