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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.

Millions to benefit from new flexible working measures

20 July 2023

Millions of British workers will have more flexibility over where and when they work as the Flexible Working Bill achieves Royal Assent.

UK signs treaty to join Indo-Pacific trade group as new data shows major economic benefits

16 July 2023

UK ascension into the CPTPP trade group – what does this mean for UK SMEs?

New online gateway to help directors of SMEs with business decisions

10 July 2023

New online gateway to help directors of SMEs with business decisions and make sure their companies stay on the right track.

Game-changing fund opens in UK to boost science and tech research

28 June 203

£50 million Research Ventures Catalyst to support cutting-edge research, built on partnerships with private and philanthropic investors.

£80 million boost to help UK businesses tackle carbon emissions

28 June 2023

Businesses across the UK have today received a share of over £80 million government funding to ditch costly fossil fuels for cleaner alternatives.

Smarter regulation unveiled to cut red tape and grow the economy

10 May 2023

Initial package of regulatory reform will reduce unnecessary regulation for businesses, cutting costs and allowing them to compete.

New Free Trade Agreements signed

Trade deals are opening up new markets and opportunities for UK businesses. Find out more about how your business can benefit from new deals with countries like Australia, Malaysia and Mexico.  

The UK’s new trade deal with Australia and New Zealand.
The UK joins CPTPP.

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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.

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

Find out about different types of business, how to set yours up and how to get help from government backed schemes.

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Sell internationally

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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