Government Grants

Where to get your small business Restart Grant worth up to £18,000

To help small businesses reopen after a long lockdown, the government is launching the Restart Grant. Here's where you can find yours


Insurers pay out nearly 40% of expected £1.2bn SME Covid bill

Since the court ruling in January, many SME business interruption claims are still awaiting decision, despite insurers being told to act fast


Demand for business stress counselling nearly doubles since Covid

There has been a huge rise in counselling for business owners and staff suffering from stress and anxiety over the Covid-19 pandemic

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Regular testing is available to make your business a safer workplace

Take advantage of free regular rapid workplace testing until June by registering your business before April 12 2021


Covid grant extends to newly started businesses in Kensington and Chelsea

Kensington and Chelsea Council have opened up a third round of the Additional Restrictions Grant which is open to even more businesses


Covid-19 roadmap – when can I reopen my business in Scotland?

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has laid out the next steps of her roadmap to ease Covid-19 restrictions for businesses from April


Covid-19 roadmap – when can I reopen my small business in Wales?

Mark Drakeford, First Minister of Wales, has announced Covid-19 restriction easing, including when some businesses could reopen


Landlords blocked from evicting small businesses for another three months

Government extension on not allowing commercial landlords to repossess independent shops, bars and restaurants comes as huge relief to 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

Employing & managing staff

How do I manage an employee with Long Covid?

Long Covid can make patients feel foggy, breathless and drained. We explore how to manage and support employees who have the condition

Accounts & Tax

Small business should get HMRC refund to cover Covid losses, say MPs

Influential Treasury select committee says small businesses should get tax rebate to help cover coronavirus trading losses


Covid-19 roadmap – plan for shops, gyms and zoos to reopen from April 12

In his Covid-19 roadmap announcement earlier today, Johnson announced how some businesses could start to reopen from April 12.

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How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

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Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

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Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

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How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?