Economic Intelligence Wales

Displaying reports and figures
Displaying reports and figures
Quarterly report
07 November 2023
This report provides a review of economic data relevant to SME development in Wales, and a summary of the investment activities of the Development Bank of Wales during the first quarter of the 2023/24 financial year. UK economic conditions continue to be challenging, with inflation, interest rates and the cost of living still dominating headlines. In September 2023 the Bank of England decision was to leave interest rates unchanged at 5.25%.
View report
Quarterly report
07 November 2023
This report provides a review of economic data relevant to SME development in Wales, and a summary of the investment activities of the Development Bank of Wales during the first quarter of the 2023/24 financial year. UK economic conditions continue to be challenging, with inflation, interest rates and the cost of living still dominating headlines. In September 2023 the Bank of England decision was to leave interest rates unchanged at 5.25%.
View report
Displaying reports and figures
Displaying reports and figures
Annual report
06 September 2023
This is the fifth Economic Intelligence Wales Annual report. The report provides a review of economic data relevant to SME development in Wales and a summary of the investment activities of the Development Bank of Wales for the financial year 2022/23. While there appears to have been some improvement in business confidence in the first quarter of 2023 and a strong labour market, business concerns about inflationary pressure still dominate despite falling energy prices as interest rates rise.
View report
Annual report
06 September 2023
This is the fifth Economic Intelligence Wales Annual report. The report provides a review of economic data relevant to SME development in Wales and a summary of the investment activities of the Development Bank of Wales for the financial year 2022/23. While there appears to have been some improvement in business confidence in the first quarter of 2023 and a strong labour market, business concerns about inflationary pressure still dominate despite falling energy prices as interest rates rise.
View report
Senedd chamber
Senedd chamber
Covid-19 Welsh Government financial interventions
30 January 2023
This is the third report in a programme of research to evaluate the effectiveness of Covid-19 financial interventions by the Welsh Government. It includes analysis of an in-depth survey of more than 1,600 businesses. 
View report
Covid-19 Welsh Government financial interventions
30 January 2023
This is the third report in a programme of research to evaluate the effectiveness of Covid-19 financial interventions by the Welsh Government. It includes analysis of an in-depth survey of more than 1,600 businesses. 
View report
Tags

Average interest rate for SME loans