Small business

How small businesses can reduce their energy bills
Hand turning a thermostat knob
Small business

How small businesses can reduce their energy bills

Here are the best ways to soften the impact of soaring power costs.
1 Oct 2021
Dividend payout advantages drain away for small-business owners
Rishi Sunak
Small business

Dividend payout advantages drain away for small-business owners

Life is getting harder for self-employed people and small business owners paying themselves through dividends rather than a salary”
17 Sep 2021
Cybersecurity is crucial for small businesses
Man at a computer
Small business

Cybersecurity is crucial for small businesses

Small companies tend to neglect the defence of their digital data, but the risks are very high, says David Prosser.
6 Sep 2021
Time for small businesses to pay back emergency state aid
High-street banks
Small business

Time for small businesses to pay back emergency state aid

Small companies struggling to repay emergency loans have several options, says David Prosser.
21 Aug 2021
Government launches final Covid support scheme for the self-employed
Overly enthusiastic couple
Small business

Government launches final Covid support scheme for the self-employed

A fifth and final round of the government’s aid scheme for the self-employed, with grants of up to £7,500, has been launched.
6 Aug 2021
Alternative finance – tap into new sources of credit for your business
Small business

Alternative finance – tap into new sources of credit for your business

Britain’s booming alternative-finance sector is a boon for small businesses, says David Prosser.
27 Jul 2021
Don’t cut corners when insuring your business
Small business

Don’t cut corners when insuring your business

Scrimping on insurance policies for your business is a false economy, says David Prosser.
13 Jul 2021
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Government support schemes for Covid-hit businesses are coming to an end
Small business

Government support schemes for Covid-hit businesses are coming to an end

Government support schemes to bolster business through the pandemic are ending, despite the extended lockdown
25 Jun 2021
Are your company’s assets at risk from your creditors?
Small business

Are your company’s assets at risk from your creditors?

Loans with personal guarantees attached may now damage small companies, says David Prosser.
23 Jun 2021
Should you move your business to a four-day week?
Small business

Should you move your business to a four-day week?

Schemes to promote shorter working weeks could cause practical difficulties for businesses.
31 May 2021
The bill for Covid bailout loans falls due for small businesses
Small business

The bill for Covid bailout loans falls due for small businesses

Here’s your business can tackle repayment demands for emergency Covid bailout loan schemes
14 May 2021
How invoice financing can help your business
Small business

How invoice financing can help your business

Invoice financing can be a useful alternative to other types of funding in the right circumstances, says David Prosser
4 May 2021
Can your business secure a Restart Grant?
Small business

Can your business secure a Restart Grant?

Is your business eligible for the Restart Grant, the government-backed scheme that provides funding for firms as they emerge from the Covid-19 lockdow…
30 Apr 2021
Recovery Loan Scheme: the latest government aid package for small businesses
Small business

Recovery Loan Scheme: the latest government aid package for small businesses

The Recovery Loan Scheme will help companies weather the pandemic
16 Apr 2021
The end-of-tax-year to-do list for small businesses
Small business

The end-of-tax-year to-do list for small businesses

If you run a business, get on top of your paperwork before 2020-2021 draws to a close.
1 Apr 2021
Sunak sticks with SEISS support scheme for the self-employed
Small business

Sunak sticks with SEISS support scheme for the self-employed

The chancellor has extended the SEISS scheme to help the self-employed through pandemic-induced difficulties.
19 Mar 2021
What's behind the collapse of Greensill Capital, and why does it matter?
UK stockmarkets

What's behind the collapse of Greensill Capital, and why does it matter?

A financial company involved in opaque products that repackaged loans has gone into administration. Is there a bigger systemic risk here?
13 Mar 2021
The IR35 reprieve is over – what freelancers should do now
Small business

The IR35 reprieve is over – what freelancers should do now

The government delayed introducing IR35 tax reforms for freelancers amid the Covid-19 chaos. But they come into effect early next month.
9 Mar 2021
With the £1bn “Future Fund”, maybe the state can pick winners after all
UK Economy

With the £1bn “Future Fund”, maybe the state can pick winners after all

Through the Future Fund, the UK government now has lots of stakes in small, start-up, high-growth companies. Time will tell whether that was wise, say…
7 Mar 2021
Where to get help taking your business online
Small business

Where to get help taking your business online

The pandemic has brought forward the transition to e-commerce, so businesses need to go digital. David Prosser explains the tools available to help ta…
2 Mar 2021
Brexit: a bumpy beginning for small businesses exporting to the EU
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
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