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:
- Help figuring out your tax.
- Regional help for traders who are exporting products.
- Advice on how to write a business plan for planning and funding.
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
Many of the services for Business Support Helpline for England are also available on social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube).
Note: December sees Small Business Saturday campaign reach out to millions of customers and organisations each year. Check how to get finance and support for small businesses in United Kingdom.
Business Support in Scotland
You can get free advice over the phone from the Scottish Business Gateway.
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
Phone Call Charges Information
CALL CHARGES GUIDE: Check the rates for telephone call charges from a landline or mobile in the UK. The cost of a making a phone call to popular numbers like 0800, 0808, 0845, 0870, 03 and others vary.
Exporting and Doing Business Abroad
The rules and regulations for exporting goods and services from the UK to international destinations and the EU changed in January 2021.
There are practical steps you can take to prepare your business or organisation for the United Kingdom leaving the EU.
The online tool can help you find out:
- What your business or organisation may need to do to prepare for the UK leaving the EU.
- What is changing in your particular industry.
- Information on specific rules and regulations.
Note: You will need to answer several simple questions to get the relevant guidance for your business or organisation.
You might get coronavirus (COVID-19) support for your business or for people who are self-employed. Further information explains how to keep a business running and how to keep employees safe.