Mapping the £500 million

Start Up Loans across the UK

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The British Business Bank’s Start Up Loans programme has now lent £500 million to UK small businesses since it was set up in 2012. We’ve issued a total of almost 64,000 loans to aspiring business owners to help them follow their passion, be their own boss and become financially independent. The economic benefits of the Start Up Loans programme are nearly six times its economic costs.

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39% of our loans went to women

22% of our loans went to people from a BAME background

36% of our loans went to people who were previously unemployed

Start Up Loans across the UK

We’ve enabled thousands of people to set up businesses across the nine English regions and the three Devolved Nations - Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Select an area on the map to see the difference our Start Up Loans have made across the country.

Regional Case Studies

Start Up Loans by Constituency

Select an area on the map to see how your constituency compares to the whole of the UK.

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