In 2009, companies on the London Stock
Exchange’s growth market AIM contributed a total of £21 billion to UK GDP and
supported 570,000 jobs through direct, supply chain and multiplier effects, but
greater fiscal incentives and fewer restrictions are needed to stem net
outflows of capital from small caps and enhance the economic benefits delivered
by the sector, according to a report by Grant Thornton, commissioned by the
London Stock Exchange.
The full report from Grant Thornton: