Employing & managing staff

This change to the furlough scheme could lead to more costly redundancies

Jill Bottomley of The HR Dept explains how the furlough rules have changed since last year and how this could affect redundancies

Business Loans

Microbusiness £50,000 Bounce Back Loans – how they work

Government announces 12-month interest-free microbusiness Bounce Back Loans scheme with £50,000 limit and 100% guarantee

Business management

UK recovery is possible with planned investment in businesses

It may seem an insurmountable hurdle but a UK recovery is possible with the right investment in businesses across all the country's regions. Ian Currie of Seneca Partners explains


SME owners hold £1.2bn of personal liabilities linked to Covid-19 loans

SME directors are holding a substantial sum in personal liabilities from Covid-19 loans, putting them at risk once the loans become repayable

Business management

What coronavirus business support is available from the government?

Here are all of the government coronavirus business support opportunities that are available to your small firm

Employing & managing staff

Can I make my employees get the Covid-19 vaccine?

As the Covid-19 vaccine rollout continues, we ask the experts whether employers can make it mandatory for staff to get the jab


Thousands of self-employed mothers miss out on Covid-19 SEISS payments

Self-employed mothers who have recently been on maternity leave are taking the chancellor to court for discrimination


Small firms win pay-outs in Covid business interruption insurance ruling

A Supreme Court ruling states that small businesses should get pay-outs on their Covid-19 business interruption insurance claims

Business management

What are the benefits of agile working? – a small business guide

A blended office environment with a mixture of physical desk space and working from home is seen as the future of work. Here are the pros and cons of agile working


Which small businesses can stay open in national lockdown?

Find out which small businesses can still stay open despite different national lockdown restrictions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland


£9000 lockdown grant for businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure

Government announces £4.6bn in new lockdown grants to support small businesses in retail, leisure and hospitality

Business management

Small business national lockdown – what support is available?

Following the latest lockdown announcement, we round-up the COVID-19 support available in the UK – including the new measures

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

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

Partner content

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

Partner content

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

Partner content

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?