My business needs support

The government is providing direct support to businesses in all parts of the UK, helping them to grow the economy, creating better-paid jobs and opportunity right across the country.

Get free advice through our Business Support Helpline

Contact the Business Support Helpline for general advice and support for your business and speak to someone over the phone or online.

Contact the Business Support Helpline

Get help with energy costs

See what support is available for businesses through the Energy Bill Relief
Scheme (EBRS).

Find out about the Energy Bill Relief Scheme

Explore finance needs for your business through the British Business Bank (BBA)

The British Business Bank (BBA) is a government-owned business development bank 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.

Find out more about the British Business Bank

Funding for research and innovation

Search current funding opportunities for research and innovation from across UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), research councils and Innovate UK.

Search funding opportunities for research and innovation

Training and employment schemes for your business

There are a range of government programmes available for employers who are considering hiring employees, offering work experience or upskilling existing staff, some of which offer financial incentives.

Find the right schemes for you

Tax reliefs and allowances for businesses and employers

Find out about tax reliefs and allowances available from HMRC if you run a
business, employ people or are self-employed.

Find out more about tax relief and allowances

Advertise your job vacancies

Advertise and manage your vacancies on the ‘find a job’ service.

Find out how you can find people to work with

Get employment law or workplace advice

Get help from the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) through their helpline for anyone who needs employment law or workplace advice, including employers.

Contact the ACAS helpline