regional growth fund
Most of a government fund set up to boost regional economies remains unspent, while the cost of creating jobs has increased
George Osborne's plans to get growth going outside of London are having "absolutely no impact", a top professor has warned
Ask many small businesses what their biggest problem is and they'll often point to the lack of finance from their bank. Despite the efforts made by the previous and current governments, our high street banks still seem reluctant to lend money and provide credit for small and medium-sized businesses.
The government is to invest £950m in 119 businesses through its Regional Growth Fund (RGF), the Department for Business, Innovation