Top apprentices to star in government campaign to get young people learning and earning

Young apprentices to be stars of Get In Go Far campaign which is calling on young people to start their career by choosing an apprenticeship.

  • Get In Go Far campaign to help young people kick-start their career by choosing an apprenticeship
  • new survey shows around 90% of employers and apprentices are satisfied with apprenticeships
  • apprentice stars will appear on billboards and TV screens across England

Apprentices across the country have been auditioning to be the stars of a new campaign that calls on young people to kick-start their career by choosing an apprenticeship.

From hundreds of talented apprentices across England, 13 were selected to be the stars of the campaign that will show young people how an apprenticeship can give them the skills and experience they need to land their dream job.

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Full network of 39 growth hubs boost business support across the country

Small Business Minister announces that the growth hub network is complete meaning that 4.7 million businesses are now covered by the network.

  • Small Business Minister Anna Soubry announces growth hub network complete
  • 100% of England’s 4.7 million businesses are now covered by the network
  • Growth Hub Week to promote simple, joined up and easy to access business support

Thirty-nine growth hubs giving 4.7 million businesses across England ready access to the support they need to start up, scale up and create more jobs are now launched, Business Minister Anna Soubry announced today (14 May 2016) ahead of the start of Growth Hub Week.

Growth hubs work across the country with local and national, public and private sector partners – such as Chambers of Commerce, FSB, universities, Enterprise Zones and banks, co-ordinating local business support and connecting businesses to the right help for their needs. They are locally driven, locally owned and at the heart of the government’s plan to ensure business support is simpler, more joined up and easier to access.

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Further funding confirmed for flood-hit businesses

Businesses caught up in the devastation of Storm Eva will be able to apply for £6 million of government money to get their doors back open to customers.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills today (1 January 2015) announced the cash pot available for the estimated 2,500 firms on either side of the Pennines left flooded by the Boxing Day deluge in the north of England.

The £6 million package adds to the £5 million already announced by the government to help businesses in Lancashire and Cumbria affected by Storm Desmond earlier in December.

Small Business Minister Anna Soubry said:

It’s been a devastating Christmas for many business owners in the north of England who now face the challenge of repairing the damage and reopening their doors.

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Guidance for companies on how to qualify for, calculate and claim R&D Relief.


R&D Relief is a Corporation Tax relief that may reduce your company or organisation’s tax bill.

Alternatively, if your company or organisation is small or medium-sized, you may be able to choose to receive a tax credit instead, by way of a cash sum paid by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

But your company or organisation can only claim R&D Relief if it’s liable for Corporation Tax.

R&D relief schemes

Your company or organisation can only claim R&D Relief if it’s liable for Corporation Tax.

There are 2 schemes for claiming relief, depending on the size of the company or organisation:

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Compact small business guide to property loans

If you’re a homeowner then you’ll know there’s a lot involved when it comes to buying a property. And when buying a business premises for your company everything is likely to be amplified with a bigger building, a higher purchase price and more fees.

Commercial mortgage

Commercial mortgages are long-term loans that allow you to purchase a property and pay back the value to a lender in regular instalments. Aside from the regular commercial mortgage loan, there are an additional four different types of mortgage available to you and your business:

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