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Small Business Schemes

Government Backed Growth Vouchers Program. Register for your £2,000 funding now!

Find out if you are entitled to claim up to £2,000 towards the cost of strategic business advice to help grow your business.  This is a new government backed programme to encourage development and growth in micro & small businesses.  It's easy to apply and in order to be eligible you just need to meet the following criteria: 

Your business must:

  • have 49 employees or less (including any employees of companies that own a stake in your business)
  • be registered in England
  • have been actively selling goods or services for at least 1 year
  • not have paid for strategic business advice in the last 3 years
  • be independent (ie no more than 25% is owned by other businesses or organisations)
This government programme helps small businesses get strategic business advice on:
  • finance and cash flow
  • recruiting and developing staff
  • improving leadership and management skills
  • marketing, attracting and keeping customers
  • making the most of digital technology
Some businesses will be randomly chosen to get a voucher of up to £2,000 to help finance strategic business advice.  The voucher can pay for up to half of the cost of the advice. You must pay the supplier in full after receiving the advice and then submit your claim.

Find out if you are entitled to claim up to £2,000 towards the cost of strategic business advice to help grow your business or start your claim now.


Employment Allowance, up to £2,000 off your Employers National Insurance Bill.  

From 6th April 2014, employers can claim the Employment Allowance and reduce their employer Class 1 National Insurance contributions (NICs).

Key facts - who can claim?

The Employment Allowance is available from 6 April 2014. If you are eligible you can reduce your employer Class 1 NICs by up to £2,000 each tax year.

You can claim the Employment Allowance if you are a business or charity (including Community Amateur Sports Clubs) that pays employer Class 1 NICs on your employees’ or directors’ earnings.

If your company belongs to a group of companies or your charity is part of a charities structure, only one company or charity can claim the allowance. It is up to you to decide which company or charity will claim the allowance.

You can only claim the £2,000 Employment Allowance against one PAYE scheme - even if your business runs multiple schemes (also see the further guidance on claiming the Employment Allowance).

Find out if you are entitled to claim.



We would love to hear from you, so why not give us a call to find out more about the accounting, tax, finance and business services we can offer?  We can arrange a no obligation complimentary consultation to discuss your requirements in detail and determine what we can do to help.  Why not contact us today? 

We cover most of South Devon, including Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Totnes, Newton Abbot and all the surrounding villages.

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