The quarterly report stood at 15.9 points across April-June, the second-highest score of SME confidence since the survey began in 2010. It is an increase of 9.6 points from the previous three-month period.
However, while the index demonstrated a rise in confidence across the small business community, the research also highlighted that access to finance was still an issue for many companies, with four out of ten businesses being turned away by their business bank.
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