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Autumn statement key takeaways for SMEs

22 November 2023

Aimed at building a stronger and more resilient economy, the Chancellor set out a plan to unlock growth and productivity in the Autumn Statement for Growth, backing British Business.

British Business Bank launches new ‘Making business finance work for you’ Guide

07 November 2023

The British Business Bank launches a new guide aimed at smaller businesses to help them understand how different financial products can support them at all stages of their development.

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British businesses to benefit as rules of origin to South Korea extended 

20 November 2023

The UK has secured a two-year extension to rules which help British companies to access lower or zero tariffs when selling goods to South Korea.  

UK builds on strong trading relations with Japan following trade mission 

29 October 2023

Britain’s most sought-after luxury fashion designers are taking part in a landmark trade mission to Japan to boost exports.

AI Projects supporting small businesses in fashion, farming and fire-fighting to get funding boost

20 October 2023

The UK government has announced £37 million in new funding to support the development of artificial intelligence projects.

New resources launched for menopause support in the workplace

18 October 2023

World Menopause Day sees new guidance released to help ensure that employers are equipped to support women affected in their jobs.

Government takes action to back small businesses and tackle late payments

02 October 2023

Government announces measures to tackle late payment of invoices to support small businesses and grow the economy.

Government delivers over one billion pounds of support to over 100,000 small firms 

27 September 2023

Over one billion pounds has now been delivered to scale up small businesses through the government backed Start Up Loan scheme.

Find out how the UK government is removing barriers for businesses

The UK government is committed to lightening the regulatory burden on businesses and helping to spur economic growth. This includes our smarter regulation programme. Find out how we’re doing this.

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Explore finance options for your business

The government-owned British Business Bank is dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses. Whether you’re looking for finance to start a business, grow to the next level, or stay ahead of the competition, they help deliver greater volume and choice of finance.

Find out how the British Business Bank could help you.

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Build your leadership skills through the Help to Grow: Management Course

Whether you need to identify more efficient ways of working, target new markets, or create a plan to take your business and team to the next level, the Help to Grow: Management Course will provide the knowledge and support you need.

To learn more about the course watch the video below or find out more here.

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Start a business

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There is huge demand for UK goods and services across the globe. We can help you find new export opportunities, get country-specific advice, access specialist exporting training and much more.

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You can find support from the UK government through various schemes.

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