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Support for shut-down businesses

Grants available if you’re legally required to close.

HMRC updates SEISS repayment guidelines

Notification period ends on 20 October 2020.

1 in 5 sole traders close after one year

Businesses with ‘established’ traits more likely to keep trading.

320,000 people have a ‘side hustle’

Part-time self-employment helps innovation, IPSE says.

200,000 startups use dual-registration service

Collaborative service simplifies setup for new businesses.

More workers aim to become self-employed

Almost 1 in 5 workers aim to be their own boss in 2018.

Startup numbers fall after IR35 clampdown

Business formation drops by over 23,000 in 2017.

4 in 5 entrepreneurs are optimistic about 2018

Entrepreneurs are confident in the face of challenges.

Investors reveal business deal breakers

Many SMEs are misunderstanding what investors are looking for.

More firms miss their staging dates

Applications made after the deadline rises 7% on Q2 2017.