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Coronavirus

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Omicron and small business – what are the rules?

Working from home guidance, mandatory face masks and Covid vaccine passports for events. What are the new omicron rules and how do they affect your small business?

News

Nearly 17% of small businesses at risk of insolvency

Research suggests British small businesses are in more vulnerable position than SMEs in Germany and France

News

Small businesses failing their HR staff – poll

HR staff have seen a growth in their workload since March 2020 – and some SMEs haven't invested in dealing with Covid-related HR challenges

News

Failings revealed in Covid Recovery Loan Scheme

Shortcomings have stifled uptake of the Covid Loan Recovery Scheme, such as a number of rejections for small business applicants

Management

Is my small business exempt if one of my staff is pinged?

Government announces 16 business sectors where small business workers could be exempt from self-isolation, despite being pinged by the NHS Covid app

Running a Business

Do staff have to self-isolate if they’ve been pinged by the NHS Covid app?

Small businesses are having to close because of staff shortages caused by staff being pinged by the NHS Covid-19 app. Can you ask employees to come to work even if they’ve been pinged?

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20% of business workers self-isolating due to Covid

One in five small business workers self-isolate having been pinged by NHS test-and-trace app, forcing businesses to shut

Accounts & Tax

How can I reduce my business rates in England? A small business guide

Some small businesses can pay heavily discounted business rates or even reduce them to zero. Read on to see if your small business is exempt from business rates

Outlook

The BCC is calling on the government to help businesses rebuild

The British Chambers of Commerce has published a set of recommendations to help businesses build back stronger post-pandemic.

News

Landlords blocked from evicting small businesses for another nine months

Government blocks landlords from evicting small businesses for non payment of rent due to Covid-19 until March 2022

News

Small business to spend £23bn this year alone keeping Covid safe

On average each small business in Britain will spend £4,850 staying Covid safe throughout 2021

Outlook

SMEs plan to invest £150,000 in the coming months as restrictions ease

SMEs feel optimistic and plan to invest in their business post lockdown, with three quarters sharing a positive outlook

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

Partner content

It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

Partner content

Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience