Tag Archives: business support

Some info on new government loans

Recovery loan scheme

We’re helping clients assess if they might need funding and loans available to help. The government recently launched its new Recovery Loan Scheme, so we wanted to make sure you knew your options. Here’s five things to know about the scheme: There’s no turnover or trading history requirements Personal guarantees […]

Support Available to SMEs – A Handy Guide

cashflow and growth

Rishi Sunak recently introduced a number of new measures of support for SMEs as part of his budget.  He also extended some of the existing schemes as well as announcing some new initiatives designed to support the survival, growth and development of businesses.   From the extension of furlough to […]

How is your business doing?

It’s been a crazy year. But how has your business fared? What’s your outlook over the next 3 – 12 months and beyond? What are you planning? And what are you doing differently? We are conducting a survey amongst UK SMEs to understand the answer to these questions and in […]

We’re working hard to get more financial support for SMEs

Support for SME

We are deeply concerned about the plight of the smaller businesses across the UK including the c. 3m self-employed directors of limited companies, who are not eligible for the government’s existing grants, and have therefore been excluded from the financial support measures during COVID-19. self-employed director And this is one […]

Is being in business stifling your freedom?

freedom of mind

Did you set up your own business under the premise that you would have more time, flexibility, and freedom – but it just hasn’t worked out that way? You may be getting lost under all those business owner hats and feeling overwhelmed. You may feel slightly sad at the ‘loss’ […]

Lockdown 3 Business Support Options

Lockdown

Happy New Year! Hopefully we are now on the third and final lockdown journey. Whilst this period means yet more strain on business finances, there is cash support available over the next few months and we are here to help guide you through this. Here is a summary of the current […]

A deluge of debt awaits North East SMEs unless the Government does more

Robson Laidler believes the Government has done a good job supporting many businesses throughout the Covid-19 crisis, but we now need greater clarity on measures put in place to help SMEs survive the deluge of debt so many will face in early 2021. One of the biggest issues facing the […]

Summer Statement 8 July 2020 – Robson Laidler summary

Plan for Jobs

Discussing the continuing effects of Covid-19 on the economy Rishi Sunak’s Summer Economic Statement covers several important issues, which are explained in more detail below. COVID-19 has been rife with uncertainty and financial instability for many, and H M Treasury made it clear what it believed the focus of the […]

Top 20 Tips for SMEs looking to survive and thrive

We’ve produced a handy ‘Top 20 Tips’ guide for SMEs. Focusing on the practical things that businesses need to do, the guide highlights the 3 key areas that businesses need to focus on: their cash, their people and their customers. The guide has been produced following results from our latest […]

Helpful guide for SMEs about the changes to the furlough scheme

The government has announced a number of changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – more commonly referred to as ‘furlough’. These changes start to take effect from tomorrow (Wednesday 1 July).   To help SMEs understand the changes and how they apply to them, we have produced a handy […]