small business lockdown


April 12 reopening – which small businesses can reopen in England?

Small business roadmap for reopening with key dates on April 12, May 17 and June 21

Finding and selling to customers

How this London bakery found new revenue streams during lockdown

Artisan baker Alexandre Bettler relies on Square Dashboard for a live view of his business, helping him stay on top of production and bestselling items


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


Which small businesses can stay open in Tier 4 lockdown?

The government announced sudden Tier 4 restrictions for London and South East England on Saturday. Here is the list of which types of small business can remain open


One in 5 Brits want to go into business for themselves since lockdown

Nearly half of young people want to become entrepreneurs and set up their own small busincess, according to Direct Line survey

Business management

How to reopen your hairdressers and barbers and post lockdown

Hairdressers and barber shops are able to open from July 4, but with extra safety measures in place


How to reopen your small business post lockdown – what we know so far

How to reopen your small business - a SmallBusiness.co.uk guide to reopening your small business post coronavirus lockdown. All the official guidance so far


Only 10% of customers planning to go back to shops when they reopen

Shops are preparing to throw open their doors this Monday, June 15 but will there be anybody to walk through them?

Legal advice

Tenants back to facing eviction for non-payment of rent as shops reopen

Draft voluntary code due to be published this week makes no mention of extending eviction protection for small businesses unable to pay rent


Small businesses plea for an end to lockdown by the end of May

With Johnson potentially days from announcing an exit strategy, some businesses say they won't survive more than another month in lockdown


Don’t count on small business customers returning post lockdown

Most customers will stay away from gyms, pubs and beauty salons despite being given all-clear to visit once again

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Funding options for the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

The guys over at Funding Options explain what finance is available to firms in the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

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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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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?