Businesses confused over Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme

MIXED messages and poor marketing are confusing small businesses in the West Midlands about the role of the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) Scheme, a Birmingham accountant has claimed.

Henry Briggs, senior partner of the Birmingham office of Haines Watts, said although the new scheme, which replaced the previous Small Firm’s Loan Guarantee Scheme, had loaned more than £850m, this was still just a “drop in the ocean”.

“Last November, the government announced the guarantee would b... For the full story register now for free or login below...