SME’s set to invest £46m over the next year

The SME Capex Barometer has recently revealed that small and medium-sized enterprises are going to be investing around £46 billion in the next 12 months. This is a dramatic increase on the intentions for investment which were seen in the first quarter of 2012, and overall represents an increase of around 23 percent.

These figures show that companies are looking to enhance their productivity and efficiency, while also decreasing the amount of income they are missing, as well as seeking out new business opportunities.

The results have shown that there is going to be a significant boost to employment in the UK when it comes to working to for small businesses. The survey showed that small businesses are going to be bringing on staff in greater numbers in the end of the year, compared to the statistics that were recorded in the first quarter.

The research has shown that there is going to be a dramatic increase in spending from businesses, which is likely to indicate a dramatic increase in the amount of money that small businesses are spending on employees.

This is good news for the sector in general because generally in the past few years, it has been estimated that many small companies are losing out on a great deal of income because they have not invested in more efficient equipment. It has been shown that compared to other leading markets in Europe, the U.K.’s significantly behind when it comes to investing in new equipment.

The report also indicated that other European small and medium-sized enterprises are also looking to invest in additional equipment at a similar level compared to the beginning of the year.