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Business Support Helpline

This page provides the contact details to get online help and support for your business. In some cases you can get support and advice over the phone if you are setting up or running a business.

HMRC HELPLINES: A list of government-backed schemes offer advice as well as financial help for people in business.

The HMRC Business Support helpline also gives you access to:

Note: A Jobcentre Plus work coach can help unemployed claimants move from benefits to work by starting or running a business by themselves.

Business Support in England

Contact the government Business Support Helpline in England for free advice. Your local 'growth hubs' can also provide advice, free support, and some sources of finance.

Business Support Helpline England
Telephone: 0300 456 3565
Monday to Friday: 9am to 6pm
Email: enquiries@businesssupporthelpline.org

Note: The services for Business Support Helpline for England are also available on:

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Business Support in Scotland

You can get free advice over the phone from the Scottish Business Gateway.

Business Gateway Scotland
Telephone: 0300 013 4753
Textphone: 0800 023 2071
Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Business Support in Wales

You can get help with your business by calling the Business Wales Helpline.

Business Wales Helpline
Telephone: 0300 060 3000
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5:30pm

Business Support in Northern Ireland

The Invest Northern Ireland helpline offers advice and support for starting a business.

Invest Northern Ireland
Telephone: 0800 181 4422
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5pm

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Business Support Helpline HMRC England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland