CITY VIEWS: ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT THE UK’S GROWTH?

STEVE GODFREY | ADVANTAGE BUSINESS SYSTEMS
“I’m a little concerned about the economy – we’re entering unknown times. I don’t think there’s much the banks or government can do about it; it’s a global event fuelled by global economies’ debt that’s just got out of proportion”

MARTIN WALTER | BROADSWORD PRODUCTIONS
“I’m more worried after the past few days than I was last week. People are spending less in some areas, though others are fine. Some of our clients are from the government and public sector and we’re seeing fewer through the door.”

JOHN NEWLAND | CITY ONE SECURITIES
“Yes: the entire economy is stifled due to a lack of funding. There may be fun things like Dragon’s Den to encourage enterprise but that’s just not enough. SMEs are starved of essential liquidity. HSBC and Lloyds chairmen said they approve 80-85 per cent of loans: I don’t believe this to be the case.”

* These views are those of the individuals above and not necessarily those of their company.