Real help for businesses

The international financial crisis and the recession it has caused around the world, and now in the UK, is having a real impact on businesses.

To help deal with these trying times the government has launched a campaign to make accessing business support quicker and easier.

Bringing together business support across government in one place the ‘real help’ campaign can help you to:

  • Access business loans and long-term finance help.
  • Manage cashflow.
  • Get a business “health check”.
  • Reduce waste and save money.
  • Get time to pay tax bills.
  • Get funding to support training, improve staff skills, recruitment and advice on managing or avoiding redundancy.
  • Deal with staff restructures and other major business changes.

Launching the campaign Business Secretary Peter Mandelson said:

"Businesses do not face this recession alone. I want to ensure that businesses know how to access the support they need to weather the current global economic storm and emerge from it stronger.”

Commenting on the launch, Yorkshire Forward Chair Terry Hodgkinson said;

“We welcome this decision by Government to provide further financial support for businesses; adding to the support we already offer in Yorkshire & Humber and providing much needed liquidity for businesses to help them weather the current economic downturn.

The Real Help for Business products will help our region’s businesses to address their cash flow, credit and investment needs; helping them to access finance which may previously have been denied. As businesses form the backbone of our economy, these measures are crucial not only for individual company survival, but for the future prosperity of our region.”

To find out more about the support available visit or call 0845 600 9006

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