Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been supporting their independent-minded populations for years.

In Wales, Finance Wales plays a similar role to Scottish Enterprise and has provided about £400m in tailored debt, equity and mezzanine investments. Overall, Finance Wales has invested £111m in equity-type products. • Micro loans – £1,000 to £50,000. • Tech ventures – £50,000 to £2m. • Established SMEs – £50,000 upwards. Since 2009, Finance Wales…

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