Beyond the Banks: Credit Easing Event

On Monday I co-hosted an event with NESTA to discuss how Government intervention (Credit Easing) can help get much needed finance to the real economy. Appearing on the panel alongside Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange, and Will King, founder of King of Shaves, the event produced a lively debate and further highlighted why the market for lending to small businesses is in urgent need of reform. We (NESTA & I) will be submitting recommendations from the consultation, which has been running since July, to the Treasury ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on 29th November. You can watch the start of the event and my opening remarks below: