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Government support

Articles and analysis on the range of government support programs, initiatives, and policies aimed at UK SMEs to help foster entrepreneurship, stimulate economic growth, and support local economies.

News

Firms hit by Storm Babet could get £7,500 from government

The government has announced funding and business rates relief for businesses that have been impacted by Storm Babet

Export & Import

Export Support Package – what is it and how do I apply?

If you've thought about exporting but are unsure where to start, the Export Support Package might be able to help

Business management

How does the Energy Bills Discount Scheme work?

From April 1, the Energy Bill Relief Scheme will be replaced with the Energy Bills Discount Scheme. How will it affect your small business?

News

Help to Grow may be axed by Government

The Government is eyeing cuts to the troubled Help to Grow scheme, created to help small businesses improve operations

News

Most small firms not eligible for Help to Grow: Management scheme

Microbusinesses feel especially excluded from government-funded Help to Grow: Management due to its restrictive eligibility criteria

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

News

Calls to extend complex Brexit Support Fund

The Brexit Support Fund closed to new applications last month despite distributing around a third of its funding pot

Government Grants

Apprenticeship grants

I'm taking an apprentice for my joinery company. Am I entitled to any government apprenticeship grants for my business?

Government Grants

Half a million businesses at risk of collapse without more support

9m jobs could disappear if 600,000 stricken businesses are allowed to go under without more Covid pandemic financial help

Partner content

How peer support is helping me and my business

Four business owners explain how the Peer Networks scheme helped to solve their problems and why it's great for entrepreneurs

Business management

The power of peer support and how Peer Networks can help SMEs thrive

How Peer Networks is seeking to actively support SME business owners to position themselves for future growth

Business management

Your guide to Peer Networks

We've already explained how the government's Peer Networks programme can benefit your business, now let's find out how it works

Partner content

Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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