Helping Britain Prosper Plan

Helping people, businesses and communities to prosper

About the plan


When people, businesses and communities across Britain prosper, so do we. We help Britain prosper through our core products and services, but over and above these, through our Helping Britain Prosper Plan, which we launched in March 2014.

The Plan sets out clear targets to address social and economic issues which, as a bank, we are well placed to help address.

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Our targets


Our Helping Britain Prosper Plan focuses on the social and economic issues that we believe we’re best placed to help people in Britain address.

As a bank, we believe we can lead the way in making Britain’s economy more productive, agile and sustainable. This has been a core part of our commercial remit and our related social purpose, since our foundation during the industrial revolution.

Our targets fall naturally into three categories, reflecting our desire to help people, businesses and communities across Britain.

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Plan Performance


In 2015 we achieved 27 of 28 targets.

Highlights include:

  • providing 1 in 4 first-time buyer mortgages.
  • supporting 1 in 5 start-up businesses.
  • delivering 320,000 hours of colleague volunteering.
  • achieving 31 per cent of senior roles held by women.

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1 in 4 relates to support for first time buyers forecast by 2017 based on previous Lloyds Banking Group figures. The 25,000 cumulative figure for new exporters between 2016 and 2020 is based on Lloyds Banking Group customers receiving 2 or more inwards payments in any year where payments were received in the previous year. £53bn figure relates to cumulative Lloyds Banking Group net lending figure to SME and Mid-Market companies committed until 2017. Information correct as of February 2016.

Lloyds Banking Group £60bn figure relates to gross lending 12 month forecast. Information correct as at September 2016.

All lending is subject to status.

We subscribe to The Lending Code; copies of the Code can be obtained from www.lendingstandardsboard.org.uk. The Lloyds Banking Group includes companies using brands including Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland and their associated companies. More information on the Lloyds Banking Group can be found on Lloydsbankinggroup.com.