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The Budget

our archive of stories concerning the Budget of the British Government, examining the impact on UK small businesses.

Marketing

How to do your market research on a shoestring budget

Jane Frost CBE, CEO of the Market Research Society, talks about how you can do useful market research, even on a tight budget.

News

What the 2023 Spring Budget means for UK tech

UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt today announced his 2023 Spring Budget, which included R&D funding and governmental investment in quantum

News

Spring Budget 2023 small business checklist

Hello and welcome to our Spring Budget 2023 live coverage of what today's announcements mean for small business owners

News

Budget 2023 what small business can expect

An extension to the ‘super-deduction’ tax break for business investment and tax breaks for companies that help long-term sick and disabled get back into work are being mooted

News

Businesses to be offered healthcare subsidies

Chancellor to announce trial of subsidies covering up to 80% of costs for private health assessments of workers in small and medium-sized businesses

News

Government proposes to revamp R&D tax credits for small businesses

A consultation document from the Government published on Friday acknowledged there was “merit to the case for further support” to small and medium-sized businesses

News

Mini Budget – what it means for small businesses

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announces raft of measures to boost business growth, including scrapping planned corporation tax and National Insurance rises, raising the limit on Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme investment, and creating low-tax investment zones to encourage new industry

News

Businesses call for immediate emergency Budget

British Chambers of Commerce call on chancellor Rishi Sunak to reverse National Insurance rise, slash VAT on energy bills to 5% and reinstate free Covid testing for businesses

News

How Spring Statement 2022 affects small business

How will Spring Statement 2022 affect your small business? Analysis and insight into what Wednesday's announcements by Chancellor Rishi Sunak mean for Britain's 5.5m small businesses

Business Loans

Recovery Loan Scheme up to £10m will replace CBILS and BBLS

In his Budget, Rishi Sunak has announced a Recovery Loan Scheme to replace the CBILS and Bounce Back Loan schemes.

News

Self-employed to be offered fourth and final £7,500 grant in Budget

Over a million self-employed excluded from Government Covid-19 support set to be ignored again in next week’s Budget

Tax

Rishi Sunak weighs increasing corporation tax to 24%

Business groups dismayed by Treasury move to hit small business with 5% corporation tax increase to help repay Covid debt

Partner content

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

Partner content

Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

Partner content

Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...