Research by the Resolution Foundation found that the government’s plans to level up cities around the UK will cost billions more than originally thought, with the think tank stating that the ‘levelling up’ agenda will require investment that goes ‘far beyond anything currently being contemplated’ by the government. In 2019, a pledge to ‘level up’ the nation was made, providing people, communities and businesses with a fair chance of being equal economically.
14th July 2022
IW Capital has announced that a landmark £8.7m will be invested in Rockwater – a leading chain of high-quality lifestyle and hospitality destinations. IW has now invested over £120m in UK SMEs, helping to drive business growth across the country whilst amassing a highly impressive and sector-agnostic portfolio.
The risk of small business failure has fallen over the past year as more people turn to SMEs, providing an optimistic outlook for the UK's small business landscape. ONS figures analysed by the London School of Economics (LSE) reveal that just 5.7% of small businesses are at risk of failure, compared to 15% at the beginning of 2021.