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Coronavirus

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?

News

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

Outlook

Small business confidence grows as shops reopen in England and Wales

Small businesses are feeling much more hopeful about the future than this time last year, as shops reopen across England and Wales

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Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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How to grow your team

Andrew Walsh, founder of AW Repair Group, takes a look at some of the key issues that small businesses face as they scale up

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How to build your business

Andrew Walsh, founder of AW Repair Group, explains why you need to invest in your branding – even if you're a small business

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Embrace your unconventional superpowers

Brij Thankey, CEO of Precision FM, explains how taking focus away from the numbers and putting it on his team has benefited his business