Health check of small busineses

The small businesses’ SME Health Check Index has revealed a fall of 8.9 points in the North West, erasing gains registered in the previous quarter.
The CYBG — Clydesdale Bank, Yorkshire Bank and Virgin Money brands — found its latest index dropped by 6.6pts to 48.5pts at a national level in the first quarter of 2019, its lowest rating for a year, driven by lower borrowing and an increase in businesses operating below capacity.

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