Summaries of Events

Summaries of Events

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Financing a net zero transition: Challenges for SMEs – Roundtable Summary

The APPG on Fair Business Banking and SME XPO hosted a roundtable discussion on financing a net zero transition for SMEs where we heard from the Minister for Small Business and representatives from OakNorth, Tide, Responsible Finance, and NatWest. Download PDF
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Beyond the High Street banks – the challengers that could help your business grow – Panel Discussion Summary

The APPG on Fair Business Banking and SME XPO hosted a panel discussion on the challengers that could help your business grow where we heard from representatives from Tide and Aldermore. Download PDF
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Is competitiveness an appropriate statutory objective for a conduct regulator? – Roundtable Summary

The APPG on Fair Business Banking and the Finance Innovation Lab hosted a roundtable with Parliamentarians, journalists and industry to discuss HM Treasury’s proposals to introduce ‘competitiveness’ as a statutory objective for regulators. Download PDF
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Equalising ESG: The Challenges with ESG Reporting – Roundtable Summary

The APPG on Fair Business Banking hosted a private roundtable with Parliamentarians, accounting firms, policymakers, researchers and others from industry to discuss issues in measuring and reporting ESG along with the potential solutions needed to rectify the problem. Download PDF
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Resolving Insolvency: Restoring confidence in the system – Report Launch Summary

Following the publication of ‘Resolving Insolvency: Restoring confidence in the system’, an in-depth and evidence-based paper on the UK insolvency profession, the APPG held an online panel discussion and hosted a Parliamentary Reception where we heard from Lord Sikka, Emeritus Professor of Accounting at the University of Essex and University of Sheffield. Download PDF
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Scale Up to Level Up – Report Launch Summary

Following the publication of ‘Scale up to level up’, an in-depth and analytical paper on financing the UK’s SMEs, the APPG held an online panel discussion to debate the findings of this report. Download PDF
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Levelling Up: Financing and Capitalising the UK’s SMEs – Roundtable Summary

As the final part of the APPG on Fair Business Banking’s investigation into financing the UK’s SMEs, we held a roundtable with Paul Scully, Minister for Small Business, John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and various stakeholders. Download PDF

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Levelling Up: Financing and Capitalising the UK’s SMEs – Session 4 Debrief

As part of the APPG on Fair Business Banking’s investigation into financing the UK’s SMEs, the fourth and final inquiry focused on regional and sectoral disparities in the business lending market. Download PDF

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Levelling Up: Financing and Capitalising the UK’s SMEs – Session 3 Debrief

As part of the APPG on Fair Business Banking’s investigation into financing the UK’s SMEs, the third inquiry focused on exploring solutions to the challenges faced in the business lending market. Download PDF

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Levelling Up: Financing and Capitalising the UK’s SMEs – Session 2 Debrief

As part of the APPG on Fair Business Banking’s investigation into financing the UK’s SMEs, the second inquiry focused on alternative financing options in the business lending market and barriers that lenders face. Download PDF

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Levelling Up: Financing and Capitalising the UK’s SMEs – Session 1 Debrief

As part of the APPG on Fair Business Banking’s work on Fair Treatment for SMEs, we are investigating further into financing and capitalising the UK’s SMEs by holding multiple inquiry sessions with various witnesses from the financial sector and a cross-party inquiry panel. Download PDF

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Banks open to new business customers and participating in the loan recovery scheme

A comprehensive overview outlining which banks in the UK are open to new business customers and are offering the loan recovery scheme as of April 2021.   Download PDF

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APPG on Fair Business Banking Overview

An overview of the APPG’s current five work streams. Download PDF

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Bridging the Gap Inquiry Transcripts

Transcripts from the APPG’s Bridging the Gap Inquiry evidence sessions in 2017. Download PDF