Cost of living crisis - support for businesses

Everyone is battling with the cost-of-living crisis. Rising energy bills, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other problems affecting international trade are all making it hard to do business.

Below you will find some useful information and links to help you.

British Business Bank - Guide to Building Business Resilience

The British Business Bank has published a new guide to building business resilience that contains information and support to help smaller businesses manage their costs, boost their long-term profitability, and increase their resilience. As well as advice on controlling overheads the guide contains information on:

  • foundations for growth
  • managing business costs
  • securing funds and controlling debt
  • focusing on customers
  • optimising your supply chain
  • investing in technology

Grow your business online with free business support in Bexley

Learn to use the power of the web to increase your productivity and improve profits by making a few cost-effective changes to the way you do things.

Climax Community Partnership in Bexley

Sign up to the Climate Essentials carbon management platform for free and join the hundreds of London businesses committing to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and cutting energy bills.

Energy Bill Relief Scheme: help for businesses and other non-domestic customers

Find out about the Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) for non-domestic customers and how you can get support this winter.

Advice for small businesses struggling to afford their energy bills

Find our more by visiting the Ofgem and Citizens Advice websites.

The London Business Hub

Resources and support to help you adapt and navigate the rising cost of doing business.

Federation of Small Business (FSB)

The FSB are continuing to campaign tirelessly to support members and the small business community during the cost of doing business crisis, including skyrocketing energy bills.

Lloyds Bank Clean Growth Financing Initiative

You can access discounted lending for green purposes through Lloyds Bank’s Clean Growth Financing Initiative - which aims to be the most inclusive UK proposition in the market.

Money Advice Trust

Business Debtline offers practical self-help - for small business owners and self-employed people in problem debt.

Employment Allowance

Employment Allowance allows eligible employers to reduce their annual National Insurance liability by up to £5,000.

Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation has teamed up with Aviva and TSB Business to give 20,000 businesses the support they need to be more sustainable and have a positive impact on the planet, society and the economy.

The Confederation of British Industry

Access this recorded webinar on what businesses can do to save money on energy bills.

General cost of living support and Government announcements

Find out what support is available to help with the cost of living such as income and disability benefits, bills and allowances, childcare, housing and travel and support for businesses.