Working capital and cash

The UK's cash conundrum – 2016 working capital study

Mark O'Sullivan Mark O'Sullivan

Our annual study into the cash and working capital performance of 2,929 companies across the UK reveals significant potential for unlocking UK growth 

The UK faces a conundrum in redistributing cash to support the growth aspirations of dynamic businesses.

In the UK, total cash on hand has risen by 14% since 2010. However, that is only half the picture since the majority of this cash sits in the bank accounts of a relatively small number of corporates. Could a better distribution of cash to support the working capital requirements of fast-growth, dynamic organisations improve the growth prospects for the UK economy?

In our latest annual study we discuss the findings of our research into the cash and working capital performance of 2,929 companies across the UK, with a view to understanding how working capital improvements can assist dynamic organisations in delivering revenue and profit growth and, as a result, contribute towards creating a Vibrant Economy.

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