Saturday September 19, 2020

Businesses criticise call for credit information

Business representative groups have criticised a new government measure to assess the flow of credit to small businesses as ‘‘a little bit of window dressing’’, writes Nicola Cooke.

29th August, 2009

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment has set up a dedicated e-mail address for businesses ‘‘to inform the department of situations where the flow of credit to viable businesses appear to be blocked’’.

According to the department, the information gathered will help to identify any patterns in credit availability. It will feed into the work of the government’s credit supply clearing group, which is working on ‘‘credit supply solutions’’....

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