Small Business UK reports that potential entrepreneurs in Britain are are being held back from starting their businesses, due to fears over finances.

The study of some 10,000 people across Britain finds that overheads and over-working are the main reasons ambitious Brits are ditching plans to take the self-employed route.  More than 25 per cent are daunted by the prospect of securing funding for their start-up, in spite of the range of government schemes in place to help fledgling businesses find their feet.