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‘Help to Grow’ website to support businesses and grow the economy

The Department for Business and Trade has unveiled a new centralised website, targeted at helping the UK’s 5.5 million businesses.

The new ‘Help to Grow’ site from DBT is aimed at upskilling both big and small businesses across the country by helping them to:

  • Learn new skills
  • Reach more customers
  • Boost business profits

Businesses have told us that they need easy to find information from the Government, which is why this centralised page will make it simpler for firms to find, access and use the information and support they need in one central space. This site also brings together the wealth of expertise that the newly formed department has to offer.

DBT and the UK Government is committed to growing the economy, as the Prime Minister outlined in his priorities for 2023, which is why this new website will be a pivotal tool to help firms reach their business ambitions, whether that’s learning new digital skills, learning to export globally and courses in effective management.

‘Help to Grow,’ which is now live for use, is targeted at helping firms especially the UK’s 5.4 million small businesses that drive the economy and is a unique proposition stemming from the newly-created department, taking businesses from start-ups, to scaling-up and then exporting their goods and services across the globe. The website will offer support and guidance every step of the way, helping to unlock global markets for British businesses.

You can find the new site at ‘Help to Grow’.

Enquiry into housebuilders’ access to finance

The All Party Parliamentary Group for SME Housebuilders has launched a new inquiry into issues faced by smaller housebuilders when accessing finance. The inquiry will examine how smaller builders are affected by issues such as planning delays, stretch funding and modern methods of construction, along with the effects of the current economic climate.

Read more about the inquiry at:


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