Chancellor pledges £400m injection to support start-up and expanding businesses

During yesterday’s Autumn Statement announcements, Chancellor Philip Hammond said that the UK Government would commit to a £400million funding injection to support start-up and small businesses.

The Chancellor said that the Government would inject £400m of venture capital funds via the British Business Bank, in a bid to encourage more start-up businesses to ‘scale up’ their operations, as opposed to exploring takeover opportunities with larger firms.

Hammond added that the move would unlock up to £1billion in finance for start-up and expanding businesses – reinforcing the UK’s reputation as a top destination for businesses and entrepreneurs.

The Chancellor said: “I am taking a first step to tackle the longstanding problem of our fastest growing firms being snapped up by bigger companies, rather than growing to scale”.

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