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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.
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.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's extension of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and the gradual tapering of the furlough scheme has been widely praised by business leaders.
Acas has issued guidance to help staff manage their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, as new research shows that many employees are struggling with working from home.
High street shops, department stores and shopping centres across England will be able to reopen in mid-June but only if the government's five tests are met and as long as premises are made COVID-19 secure.
Research by Barclaycard has found that, despite significant challenges in the short term, there are early signs that small firms in the UK are starting to recover.
The latest Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker from the British Chambers of Commerce has found that UK small firms are ready for a gradual reopening of the economy but they still need government support.
A new online system will allow small and medium-sized businesses to claim back Statutory Sick Pay payments they have made to their employees during the coronavirus pandemic.
A leading health and safety body has warned that a badly thought-out return to work could spell financial disaster for businesses.
A survey of over 500 pub owners conducted by the Forum of Private Business has found that nearly four in ten pubs say they are not confident of surviving a June lockdown.
Chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced that the Job Retention Scheme will be extended by four months.
The government has published guidance for employers to help them get their businesses back up and running while ensuring their workplaces are operating safely.
HMRC is writing to self-employed workers this week to explain how to apply for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).
The proportion of UK small businesses predicting growth has plummeted from 39% to just 14% in the past three months, according to new research.
A new survey has found that one in ten Brits have plans to start their own business because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a 100% government-backed loan scheme aimed at the UK's smallest firms.
A leading online platform for freelancers has seen a four-fold rise in sign-ups as well as increased demand for specific skills including business planning and marketing.
A new study has assessed how UK employees are coping with working life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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