Business costs

Articles and guides for UK small businesses on the always important topic of controlling and reducing business costs.


‘Cost of business’ crisis spiraling warn firms

Ministers urged to provide Covid-style support for smaller businesses to head off 'cost-of-doing-business' crisis as energy costs predicted to rise fourfold

Business management

Hidden business costs to be aware of when starting a business venture

Here, we look at the hidden costs that entrepreneurs should keep on top off when starting up and running a business.


Costs are one of the biggest struggles for businesses

According to research from Opus Energy, forty per cent of SMEs agree that costs are one of the biggest challenges they face.

Startup Funding and Grants

How much does it really cost to start a small business?

Here, we break down where your money is likely to be spent when starting your new business.


Top small business tips on saving costs

Here Bobby Lane, business agony uncle and partner at SSH LLP gives his top tips on keeping a lid on costs.


Small business confidence recovers despite surging costs

Small businesses across the country report a rise in confidence despite spiralling costs to continue running the business.


SMEs slash costs to get fit for strong growth in 2017

New research from Hitachi Capital Business Finance shows that UK SMEs are now placing high priority on cost control to boost growth.

Legal advice

How small businesses can tap into the benefits of a new water market

The deregulation of English water means that 1.2 million businesses will have access to choice in supplier for the first time.


Rising costs start to bite as UK SMEs look to tighten their belts

Small and medium sized firms signal rising costs as their number one concern for investment going into the year.


The biggest concern for small businesses is rising costs

Over a fifth (22 per cent) of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) cite rising costs as their biggest concern going into 2017.


English small businesses are unprepared for water deregulation

English businesses are not preparing for the opportunities that the new water deregulation will offer, a new study finds.


UK small businesses plan to reduce costs in 2017

Brexit has sparked the urge for companies to cut back, with rising costs, uncertainty and financial concerns troubling small businesses.

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...