Matt Currie: Backing our SMEs to lead the post-Covid recovery

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Clients can both help businesses in post-Covid economic recovery and make good returns, writes Martin Currie, who takes a look at the landscape for Venture Capital Trusts and Enterprise Investment Scheme investors

While the UK government is rightly obsessed with reversing the collapse in household consumption by trying to preserve jobs, the jury is still very much out over the likely success of these continuing financial support measures. The here and now is clearly critical but so too is the sustainability of any recovery. The ongoing rhetoric about infrastructure spending and skills development opportunities are vital but will likely be slow burners. The real heart of all this lies in the urgent need to vastly improve productivity, especially in the regions of the UK. If increasing household con...

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