Small business

Brexit: a bumpy beginning for small businesses exporting to the EU
UK Border Force official inspecting a shipping container
Small business

Brexit: a bumpy beginning for small businesses exporting to the EU

Small businesses trading with the EU have struggled since the Uk officially left the EU at the turn of the year. David Prosser outlines the key proble…
12 Feb 2021
More help for small businesses to deal with customers who pay late
Lady in a polytunnel
Small business

More help for small businesses to deal with customers who pay late

The latest measures to tackle the problem of customer who don't settle their bills on time bode well for small businesses.
3 Feb 2021
How to make sure your business doesn't lose out in lockdown
Rishi Sunak
Small business

How to make sure your business doesn't lose out in lockdown

Money is still available via government schemes to help small companies cope with the latest Covid restrictions. David Prosser outlines what you can g…
16 Jan 2021
Three women CEOs who prove that diversity is the key to success
Shahrzad Rafati
Entrepreneurs

Three women CEOs who prove that diversity is the key to success

Tom Saunders looks at how three very different women – Shahrzad Rafati, Trinny Woodall and Anne Boden –  have grown successful businesses.
28 Dec 2020
Reform of IR35 tax rules returns for freelancers
Small business

Reform of IR35 tax rules returns for freelancers

The delayed shake-up of employment law governing freelancers kicks in soon
24 Dec 2020
Small businesses rush to beat the capital gains tax hike
Small business

Small businesses rush to beat the capital gains tax hike

Corporate finance advisers report a surge in inquiries from small business owners keen to sell their companies before a likely increase in capital gai…
11 Dec 2020
How to prepare your business for Brexit
Small business

How to prepare your business for Brexit

Whether we have a Brexit deal or not, new procedures for importers and exporters will apply from 1 January. Get your business ready now.
27 Nov 2020
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How to take advantage of the government's extended Job Retention Scheme
Small business

How to take advantage of the government's extended Job Retention Scheme

The government has reactivated its job-protection programme for small firms. David Prosser explains how it works.
13 Nov 2020
What small-business owners need to know about the Job Support Scheme
Small business

What small-business owners need to know about the Job Support Scheme

With the government’s Job Retention Scheme expiring at the end of October, small-business owners need to make sure they know how to get the best out o…
30 Oct 2020
The grants available for small businesses in Tier 2 and Tier 3 areas
Small business

The grants available for small businesses in Tier 2 and Tier 3 areas

Small businesses in areas of the country officially deemed at higher risk of a rapid spread of Covid-19 may be able to claim extra financial support t…
30 Oct 2020
The chancellor's third plan to help the self-employed help
Small business

The chancellor's third plan to help the self-employed help

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a boost to the financial support the state is offering self-employed workers hit by Covid-19, though the latest me…
30 Oct 2020
Last chance to secure a Bounce Back loan for your small business
Small business

Last chance to secure a Bounce Back loan for your small business

The government’s Bounce Back loan scheme will only run for another six weeks. Act now if you need to take advantage of it.
16 Oct 2020
SSAS: how a niche pension product is bolstering small businesses
Pensions

SSAS: how a niche pension product is bolstering small businesses

Small business owners struggling with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are increasingly turning to a novel type of pension plan that gives them mu…
12 Oct 2020
Job Support Scheme: new programme will help small businesses support staff
Small business

Job Support Scheme: new programme will help small businesses support staff

All small companies are eligible for the Job Support Scheme, the Treasury’s latest employment programme.
2 Oct 2020
Insurers may be forced to pay out to firms hit by Covid
Small business

Insurers may be forced to pay out to firms hit by Covid

Hundreds of thousands of firms who have been affected by the Covid-91 pandemic may now be able to claim on their insurance policies.
25 Sep 2020
The pros and cons of the government's new Kickstart jobs scheme
Small business

The pros and cons of the government's new Kickstart jobs scheme

The government’s new work placement scheme, which provides funding for employers to offer work placements to young people, is appealing. But the red t…
11 Sep 2020
The cost to small businesses of the return to the office
Small business

The cost to small businesses of the return to the office

The costs of employees returning to the office may be tough for some small businesses to swallow, and there is financial support for back-to-work cost…
11 Sep 2020
Government opens up second round of help for the self-employed
Small business

Government opens up second round of help for the self-employed

The second round of the government’s SEISS scheme, which offers grants of up to £6,750 to self-employed people, is now open. Applications will be acc…
28 Aug 2020
The final furlough: the job retention scheme is winding down
Small business

The final furlough: the job retention scheme is winding down

The government’s Job Retention Scheme is winding down, says David Prosser. Prepare now.
17 Aug 2020
Will insurers cough up over Covid?
Small business

Will insurers cough up over Covid?

Hundreds of thousands of small businesses should hear in September whether their insurers are legally bound to pay out on business interruption polici…
3 Aug 2020
HMRC defers tax deadline for millions of self-employed people
Small business

HMRC defers tax deadline for millions of self-employed people

The coronavirus pandemic means the 31 July payment on account date has been postponed for six months.
31 Jul 2020
Bounce Back loans pass the one million mark
Small business

Bounce Back loans pass the one million mark

More than one million small and medium-sized enterprises have now taken out Bounce Back loans.
17 Jul 2020