QCA/Peel Hunt Mid and Small-Cap Survey 2021

As the Government and FCA now consult on Lord Hill’s recommendations in his long-awaited review into the UK listing regime, new research from our 2021 survey sets out a list of demands from investors and corporates for how regulators and policymakers can unlock growth in the equity markets, while revealing the significant role the investment community played during the pandemic in providing emergency capital to cash strapped corporates.

We are pleased to share with you the results of the Mid and Small Cap Survey


77% of investors think that the temporary actions taken by the UK’s financial regulators and policymakers to help companies access finance through the pandemic were helpful.

Only 21% of investors & 5% of companies think that there will be an increase in the number of companies listed on UK markets

67% of investors think improved tax incentives are needed

58% of companies think the main reason for shrinking markets are the burdensome listing requirements

99% of respondents gave clear guidance on what can be done to increase listings on UK stock markets

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