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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.
Chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak has set out his plans in a Spending Review that aims to "protect lives and livelihoods" as the pandemic continues to take its toll.
New research suggests that Black Friday 2020 could be the busiest ever as online sales continue to soar.
Independent retailers are breathing a sigh of relief as the government's COVID Winter Plan allows them to reopen ahead of Christmas but there are challenges ahead for bars and restaurants.
A new collaboration between Yell and Amazon means that millions of small businesses can now be found using Alexa; and a start-up is offering grants to help SMEs make TV ads.
Brighton tops the list of the best places to start a side business as it emerges that website domain name registrations for new businesses soared during the last lockdown.
As the 2021 self assessment deadline approaches, there are increasing reports of fake emails, texts and phone calls purporting to be from HMRC.
The real Living Wage hourly rates for 2020/21 have been increased, widening the gap between this voluntary wage rate and the government's statutory minimum wage rates.
After two decades of growth in UK self-employment, a new study by the London School of Economics has found that one in five freelancers consider it likely that they'll leave self-employment as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
Workers on furlough will now get 80% of their income paid by the government until the end of March 2021; support for the self-employed has also been increased.
New research has found that coronavirus lockdowns have boosted the nation's loyalty to small businesses, with 59% of Brits saying they now support local businesses more than previously.
The government has made the third instalment of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme more generous for November but business groups are warning that many freelancers are still falling through the cracks.
If bank branches continue to close at their current rate there will be none left by April 2032, according to a new study of the retail banking sector.
Prime minister, Boris Johnson, announces that England will go back into lockdown from 5 November.
A new survey of those working from home because of the pandemic has found that the standard of workplace manners is falling as meetings go online.
The latest FSB Small Business Index has found that times are tougher than ever for small firms after two difficult years.
Rishi Sunak has unveiled a new package of measures designed to "significantly increase the generosity and reach" of the coronavirus winter support schemes.
An investigation by Money Box for the BBC has discovered that thousands of people that are legally entitled to work in the UK have been unable to get a National Insurance number.
A new study has found that many small businesses are losing their best talent because they are not geared up for remote working during the pandemic.
A quarter of employers (24%) make no effort to attract and recruit more diverse candidates for top-level jobs, according to a new report.
The government is urging business leaders to prepare for Australia-style trading arrangements from 1 January as it launches its Time is running out campaign.
Many UK businesses, both big and small, are taking a "wait and see" approach to planning for winter lockdowns, according to a new report.
Self-employed workers that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic have just days left to apply for the second government SEISS grant.
From 1 November, the government's Job Support Scheme will include support for any business that is required to close under new coronavirus restrictions or local lockdowns.
Nearly two-thirds of Brits have thought about moving since their daily commute has been replaced by home working, according to new research.
The coronavirus pandemic will have a lasting impact on office use, according to a new survey of company directors.
Small firms across the UK are being offered a new package of Support and mentoring as Small Business Saturday launches the UK's first online roadshow for towns and cities affected by the pandemic.
UK shoppers could spend as much as £1 billion in an early Christmas shopping spree during the two-day event before Brexit brings in new bureaucracy and potentially higher prices.
A new study suggests that flexible working could increase the UK's creativity and productivity as it finds that the 9-5 day does not work for everyone.
Rishi Sunak has announced a replacement for the furlough scheme - the new six-month Job Support Scheme is intended to protect jobs in businesses affected by coronavirus over the winter.
Despite the financial pressures caused by COVID-19, more than three-quarters of small business owners have invested additional budget into their companies this year.
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