Support and advice for businesses

Cost of doing business / Access to finance

The Council is aware of the impact that the increased cost of doing business is having on businesses. To support you to navigate the various support available we have collated a list of resources which you may find helpful.

We will continue to add to this page as and when we are alerted to new guidance and opportunities.

Local, Regional and National Support Resources

The UK Government provides a list of finance and Support available to businesses nationally and regionally. 

You can also find out how to apply for a government-backed Start Up Loan of £500 to £25,000 to start or grow your business.  You’ll get free support and guidance to help write your business plan, and successful applicants get up to 12 months of free mentoring.

Support with the general cost of living

The Royal Borough of Kingston has set up a dedicated webpage which highlights the resources available for residents to access who have been adversely affected by the increased cost of living. 

If you are a local employer, please share this information with your employees. 

Support with Business Advice & Guidance

London Business Hub: Cost of Doing Business 

Rising costs are posing a significant challenge for businesses across the capital. To address these challenges,  London Business Hub has brought together practical resources and support to help you adapt and navigate the rising cost of doing business. 

Support with Employee Benefits & Allowances

DWP: advice and support for businesses with employees to ensure staff are aware of the Cost of living support available to an eligible employee

Business beware/protecting your business from fraudsters

Support with Business security and protection from fraud.

Avoid and report internet scams and phishing In the current precarious economic climate, fraudsters will be more active and will elicit tactics to attempt to defraud you of your money or personal details.  Make sure you are kept abreast of some of the more common practices and report them if you believe you have been contacted or a victim of fraudulent activities.

Partners, Affiliates and other Agencies

General cost of living advice and toolkits

Other Tips - Articles

Cost of living crisis: How to save money in the face of rising inflation

Last Modified: 09/10/2023 09:30:42