Speaking about the research, John Walker, FSB national chairman, commented:
"It isn't surprising that confidence fell back into negative territory as the recession entered its third quarter as growth flat-lines. The message is clear though - businesses want to grow and invest but they need a helping hand to do so.
"It is frustrating that bank finance is still difficult to get. No matter what is said about demand, more than 40% of applicants have been refused in each quarter this year. This has to change if growth aspirations are to be met."
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