The Budget

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


Spring Budget 2024 – what’s in it for small businesses?

Here are the Chancellor's Spring Budget 2024 announcements that affect small businesses, including a rise in the VAT threshold and another NI cut for the self-employed


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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

Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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