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Businesses support and advice

For Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for businesses in Scotland, please visit our COVID-19 guidance page.

The UK Government provides extensive advice and support for small and medium sized businesses – including help with managing tax and applying for start up loans.

Business Support Finder

The UK Government’s Business Support Finder allows you to explore the finance and support options available for your business, many of which are in Scotland.

Growth Support Service

Businesses who are experiencing certain types of growth and who have a UK turnover above £10 million or at least 20 employees can get help with managing their tax from HM Revenue and Customs with the Growth Support Service.

Start up loans

UK Government-backed start up loans are available to people in the UK to help start or grow their own business.

Help from HMRC

Get free help and support from HMRC including webinars, eLearning and videos if you’re a business, self-employed or an agent.

More information

Visit the Start Up Loans website - external link
Visit the HMRC website - external link

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