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What do businesses make of the new banking stimulus?

Shares in RBS, Barclays and Lloyds rose on Friday after the government's announcement to provide banks with billions of pounds at low interest rates.

The money will be available on the condition that it is passed on through more lending to businesses and consumers but Labour said it would not work without measures to increase demand in the economy.

BBC Radio 5 live's Shelagh Fogarty got reaction from three business owners: Jonny Hewitt, who runs the Red House Farm in Cheshire; Pamela Parmar, who own US Salon in Watford, Hertfordshire; and Harry Murray from HMS Joinery based in Newcastle under Lyme in Staffordshire.

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  • 15 Jun 2012
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