Small business news roundup-07th May 2021

2020 named ‘Year of the Start-up’ with record 770,000 UK businesses created A huge 770,000 new businesses were created in 2020, with the majority of these being online businesses. Starting a business is an exciting time but the learning curve can be huge, fortunately we are here to offer a helping hand and support. Here …

Small business news roundup-30th April 2021

150 UK small business grants to apply for right now – UPDATED  Are you a small business in need of some funding? The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme Under the Youth Can Do It scheme, The Prince’s Trust is working with 18-30-year-olds to help them develop their businesses. The programme is divided into four sections: Info …

Small business news roundup-23rd April 2021

Mortgage scheme launched for 5% deposits A new government scheme is allowing high street lenders to offer mortgages with a deposit as little as just 5%. This is to allow more first-time buyers to secure a home and get onto the property ladder, whilst also helping people cope with the increasing house prices over the …

Small business news roundup-16th April 2021

Exports to EU partially rebound after January slump – as wider economy returns to growth Trade levels have been affected – not only by the Brexit transition period, but also COVID restrictions. The Office for National Statistics confirm that, although there was a 46.6% rise in EU export sales in February, they are still well …

Small business news roundup-09th April 2021

Covid: Shed and garage offices pose insurance risk With the pandemic changing the way everyone works, many companies are opting to keep the “work from home”. However, reports suggest that some people may not be covered by home insurance if something goes wrong. “While some insurers have allowed people setting up in business at home …

Small business news roundup-02nd April 2021

People may quit if forced to work from home, Rishi Sunak warns With the pandemic forcing offices to shut, and the daily commute reduced to getting out of bed and walking down the stairs, many companies may consider scrapping having an office all together in a bid to reduce their overheads. Reports suggest that the …

Small business news roundup- 26th March 2021

Payroll numbers rise but under-25s hit hardest Reports suggest that numbers of workers on company payrolls have increased in the last three months, which could suggest a nod to stabilising the job crisis. Although the numbers are increasing, “people under the age of 25 are bearing the brunt of the job losses.” With the retail …

Small business news roundup- 19th March 2021

Everyone aged 50 or over in England can now book a coronavirus vaccination It has been announced that everyone aged 50 and over should now book their COVID vaccination online via the NHS website. For the full story, click here. Number of small businesses in distress triple pre-Covid level With the lockdown continuing, small businesses …

Small business news roundup- 12th March 2021

Landlords blocked from evicting small businesses for another three months With COVID still impacting many businesses, the Government has again blocked commercial landlords from evicting small businesses for another three months until June 30th. With the first push back introduced a year ago this month, it has been pushed back three times since. The Government …

Small business news roundup- 26th February 2021

What’s the roadmap for lifting lockdown? There is finally light at the end of the tunnel! Boris made his lockdown roadmap announcement on Monday 22nd February – here is a brief breakdown of what is to come: For the full story, click here. Stamp duty holiday ‘to be extended until end of June’  Several reports …