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Hull Business Support Handbook
Welcome to the latest edition of Hull City Council’s Business Support Handbook.
The Hull and Humber area is on the brink of an exciting and transformational period of economic activity and growth.
Following the Siemens announcement, over the next several years our area aims to become...
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With an engaging mix of how-to guides, feature articles, checklists, expert Q&As, FAQs, case studies, video content and blogs, each site provides new and established businesses with free advice about how to manage a range of key tasks and issues. The sites also contain a weekly round-up of small business news.
Donut information is updated regularly and checked by a network of leading business support professionals and independent experts.
Belfast tops the list of the best cities in the UK for running your own company, according to new research on business costs.
The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that local economies risk missing out on more than £1 billion in emergency COVID-19 funding if the government goes ahead with plans to close three grant schemes this month.
The government has launched two training programmes designed to improve small business leadership and problem-solving skills in the wake of coronavirus.
The government has unveiled the next steps for Making Tax Digital but self-employed workers are worried that it could make tax administration more complicated.
The latest poll by the Federation of Small Businesses has found a significant divide when it comes to small business confidence.
A digital retail tax intended to level the playing field between online retailers and high street stores would push up prices for consumers, the British Retail Consortium has warned.
Studies by business organisations suggest that SME confidence is rising but many firms still plan to make redundancies.
New research confirms that the coronavirus pandemic has caused a permanent shift in how people work.
TV advertising is still the biggest influencer of UK buying decisions, ahead of celebrity endorsements and online video ads.
HMRC estimates that the move could boost cash flow for self assessment customers by £11.8 billion.
Restaurants, cafes and bars can now sign up to the new government initiative aimed at encouraging people to safely return to eating out.
Growth prospects for small firms in the UK are looking bleak as business owners say cash flow problems, red tape and lack of funding are holding them back.
The chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, annoucned a number of measures to lift the economy of of the post-coronavirus slimp.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a raft of new measures designed to protect, support and create jobs, including a job retention bonus.
New figures show that Bounce Back loans worth more than £30 billion have been approved for small firms as the UK government announces a further £1.57 billion in funding for the arts sector.
Almost a third of UK companies are looking to outsource parts of their business operation as a direct result of the pandemic, according to new research.
New surveys show that three in ten business leaders have permanently streamlined their teams because of the coronavirus crisis and one in ten small firms have lost all their business.
A new survey of more than 4,000 small firms has found that the majority have been hit by late payment as a result of COVID-19.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused a significant shift in the way businesses sell to each other, leaving traditional salespeople out in the cold.
Many more businesses in England will be able to reopen from 4 July, including pubs, hotels, restaurants and hairdressers.
Two-thirds of business owners over the age of 55 say they will "never stop" working - out of choice rather than necessity.
Mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting for businesses will be debated in Parliament after a petition attracted more than 100,000 signatures.
The Federation of Small Businesses is calling on the public to support small retailers as they start to open up after lockdown.
New research suggests that demand for office space in the UK could drop by up to 50% as more businesses change their attitudes to staff working from home.
New research has found that over half of UK employees are considering cycling to work, with two-thirds saying they want to avoid having to use "unsafe" public transport.
One in seven small business owners say they are transitioning towards becoming fully or mainly online enterprises since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.
One in five highly skilled freelancers say they will have to close their business because of the COVID-19 crisis, according to the results of a new survey.
Small firms and their suppliers are struggling to agree payment terms as both face cashflow problems because of unpaid invoices.
As businesses across the UK adapt to survive during the coronavirus crisis, many small firms are also making significant efforts to support their local communities.
As employees return to work, UK businesses are likely to face a backlog of annual leave requests that could cost them thousands of pounds.
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