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Business grants you can apply for now
Grants can be a powerful way for businesses to access funding as it’s money you don’t have to pay back. Schemes can be hard to track down though, so read our guide to grants you can currently apply fo...Find out more
Why you need a business bank account and how to choose one
Not all businesses are legally required to have a business bank account but there are several advantages to opening one. This guide outlines why you might need a business bank account, how to find the...Find out more
How to get a bank loan for your business
Starting a new company, growing an existing venture and improving cash flow are among the reasons for why you might seek a business loan. Read our guide to your options and how to ensure your applicat...Find out more
How to find and apply for business grants
Unlike loans, grants generally don’t need to be paid back so they are an attractive option for business owners looking for funding. However, grants can be tricky to track down and complicated to apply...Find out more
Eight ways to fund your small business
Finding funding can be one of the biggest challenges small business owners face. In this article, we outline eight key types of finance that can be used to start and grow a company.Find out more
Grants announced for leisure and hospitality businesses
The Government has announced a series of additional grants to support businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England who have been impacted by the Omicron variant.Find out more
How to find small business grants across the UK
Looking for much-needed funds to help your small business grow and explore new and exciting industry opportunities? You’ll be pleased to know there are small business grants available to businesses in...Find out more
Recovery Loan Scheme extended to June 2022
The Recovery Loan Scheme will provide Government-backed loans to businesses affected by COVID-19 until 30th June 2022.Find out more
What options are available if a Bounce Back Loan cannot be repaid?
Bounce Back Loans were introduced in March 2020 at the start of the coronavirus crisis, to give many companies access to funds of up to £50,000 on extremely favourable terms to help them through the p...Find out more
Company directors to be prevented from avoiding repaying Government-ba...
New legislation is set to be introduced to prevent company directors avoiding investigation into their conduct by informally striking off their company instead of entering an insolvency process.Find out more
HMRC to adopt a cautious approach to COVID-hit firms with unpaid taxes
Insolvencies for small businesses affected by COVID-19 with overdue taxes will be a last resort, according to a HMRC spokesperson.Find out more
Do I need a business bank account?
If you are just starting out in business, you might be considering how to manage your incomings and outgoings. A business bank account is essential for every new business and depending on your busines...Find out more
Restart Grants up to £6,000 announced for shops planning to reopen
Shops in England can apply for a grant of up to £6,000 to reopen from 12th April, while those businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors could receive up to £18,000.Find out more
HSBC launches new regional focused SME lending fund for businesses to...
Businesses across the UK can access a new SME lending fund from HSBC, with £10 billion ring-fenced to provide regionally focused support during the post-lockdown recovery.Find out more
New Recovery Loan Scheme launches in April
With applications for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and Bounce Back Loans ended, eligible UK businesses can now apply for a new Recovery Loan Scheme.Find out more
COVID-19 support for businesses in Scotland
During the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses and self-employed individuals in Scotland may be able to claim further support and funding in addition to that already available from the UK Government.Find out more
Small businesses given more time to start repaying Bounce Back Loans
Small businesses will be allowed more time to start repaying Government-backed Bounce Back Loans taken out to help them get through the coronavirus pandemic.Find out more
Scottish Government extends COVID-19 support for hospitality, retail a...
The Scottish Government has extended its grant support for businesses in the hospitality, retail and leisure sectors which have had to close because of level 4 restrictions.Find out more
Government announces £4.6 billion in new lockdown grants for businesse...
The Government has announced a series of additional grants totalling £4.6 billion to help businesses through the latest lockdown.Find out more
Grant available for eligible Tier 4 businesses in England
The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG (Closed)) supports businesses that have been required to close due to temporary local restrictions in England.Find out more
Northern Ireland Executive announces new financial support for busines...
Ministers at Stormont have agreed a multi-million pound support package to help businesses that will be affected by stricter coronavirus lockdown restrictions.Find out more
Preventing abuse of R&D tax relief – new cap for SMEs from April 2021
The UK Government has published fresh draft legislation outlining a new cap on Research and Development (R&D) tax relief from April 2021.Find out more
Coronavirus Restrictions Fund now available for businesses in Scotland
Applications for the Scottish Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Restrictions Fund can now be made by all businesses affected by the recent lockdown restrictions.Find out more
New COVID-19 support scheme announced for firms in Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland Executive has confirmed that businesses forced to close or limit activities due to new COVID-19 restrictions will be able to access additional financial support.Find out more
Scottish Government announces additional £40m of COVID-19 support for...
The Scottish Government has announced that it has increased its Business Support Fund by £40 million to provide further support for key sectors during the coronavirus crisis.Find out more
Welsh Government announces new COVID-19 aid packages for businesses an...
Following the UK Government’s Summer Economy Plan, The Welsh Government has unveiled £140 million in new funding schemes to help small businesses, as well as new grants for freelancers in the creative...Find out more
Late payment issues continue to plague small firms
The chronic issue of late payment for small businesses and freelancers has reared its head again, with 46% of invoices sent in the last 18 months paid late.Find out more
New grants offered to small firms in England hamstrung by local lockdo...
Small businesses on England’s high streets forced to close their doors due to local COVID-19 lockdowns can claim up to £1,500 in new grants for every three weeks of closure.Find out more
Deadlines loom for Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and B...
Unless the Government announces otherwise, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme will close for new applicants on 30th September – six months after the scheme was introduced to help busine...Find out more
Government grants to cover accountancy services for small firms
Small businesses across England can apply for government grants to cover the cost of specialist professional advice, including accountancy services.Find out more
Funding Your Business
Register for our live webinar, where we will be joined by guest speakers from leading small business funding provider, Funding Circle, to explain what you need to consider when reviewing your business...Find out more
Emergency grants yet to be deployed to businesses in urgent need of fi...
Around £1.7 billion of the funds set aside for the Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF) and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants Fund (RHLGF) has yet to be deployed to businesses in urgent need of f...Find out more
Why it is important to manage your cash flow in a crisis
Watch our free webinar explaining the importance of managing your cashflow during the COVID-19 outbreakFind out more
Hardship Fund announced for small businesses in Northern Ireland
The NI Executive has introduced a new Hardship Fund to help those Northern Ireland based businesses that are unable to access other regional and national coronavirus support measures.Find out more
Claiming funds from the Bounce Back Loan Scheme
The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) has been designed to ensure that small businesses who need financing to keep operating can get access to funding quickly, with the application window now extended un...Find out more
Local grant fund top-up to help small businesses in England
A top up of £617 million to the Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund in England has been announced.Find out more
Bounce Back Loan Scheme for small businesses launches
The Government has opened its new Bounce Back Loans scheme to applications from small businesses needing financial help during the coronavirus pandemic.Find out more
Could your company be making a research and development tax relief cla...
Many companies are still surprised to learn they qualify for R&D tax relief, which can prove to be a valuable source of funding.Find out more
Small businesses to receive 100%-taxpayer-backed Bounce Back Loans
Small business will be able access to 100% taxpayer-backed micro loans after concerns were raised about the speed of access to existing COVID-19 rescue schemes.Find out more
More than £6bn in coronavirus support grants still available to busine...
The Government has confirmed that more than £6 billion in grant funding is still available to help businesses in England during the COVID-19 outbreak.Find out more
New support package for innovative businesses unveiled
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed a new £1.25 billion support package, designed to steer businesses that drive innovation and development through the coronavirus lockdown.Find out more
Scottish Government announces extra funding during COVID-19 outbreak
The Scottish Government has confirmed that the self-employed and small businesses will have access to a further £220 million worth of additional grants during the coronavirus pandemic.Find out more
Watchdog announces loan freeze to help businesses through coronavirus
The Financial Conduct Authority has introduced a series of measures to help customers with loans and credit cards during the coronavirus outbreak.Find out more
Small firms struggling to access bailout grants
Many thousands of the UK’s smallest businesses are at risk of missing out on vital bailout grants from the Government because local councils are unable to contact them to distribute the funds.Find out more
Chancellor overhauls emergency loan system for small firms
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has scrapped a key feature of the Business Interruption Loan Scheme, giving small businesses easier access to vital loans from high street banks.Find out more
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme available now
The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is now available to businesses who are struggling with their cashflow as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.Find out more
Business Rate Relief and cash grants to bolster firms during COVID-19...
To support businesses in the UK, the Governments of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have announced a series of Business Rate and Cash Grant packages to help them through the coronavirus...Find out more