Reducing costs for businesses in Barnet
Small business support from Barnet Council
Barnet's business and employee skills and training
Barnet offers a range of free programmes to help you grow your company and develop the knowledge and skills of your employees.
Barnet's start up programme
Barnet Council is working with Rebel Business School to offer free courses to anyone in Barnet interested in self employment or growing their small business.
It doesn’t matter where you are in your business journey, Rebel can help you get an idea off the ground quickly and risk free.
Recruitment support from BOOST
Barnet’s skills and employment service (BOOST) offers a range of free services to help you get access to residents looking for work.
Services include job advertising and opportunities to join recruitment events, pre-screening and shortlisting and in-work support for successful candidates.
Government support for businesses
Energy Bill Relief Scheme
Find out what government help is available for companies to manage rising energy costs. This including a 6-month price cap for businesses and other non-domestic energy users, which will be reviewed after 3 months.
Carbon reduction and sustainability
Reducing your carbon footprint can help you reduce costs. The FSB (Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses) provides practical guidance on energy management plans for your business.
Ofgem is the Office of Gas and Electric Markets. They protect consumers by working to deliver a fairer energy system.
Ofgem offers help on:
- businesses energy complaints
- microbusiness gas or electricity
- advice on energy efficiency schemes
The London Business Hub has launched a Property Advice Service to help with:
- finding suitable commercial space
- resolve end of lease issues
- helping with rent negotiations.
Invest in digital
Help to Grow: Digital is a UK Government scheme supporting small and medium sized UK businesses.
Eligible businesses can get expert guidance and 50% discounts on approved software that can help boost the business performance.
Commercial fleet and logistics
The RAC has published guidance on how to save on fuel. Apart from the way you drive, there are other ways of saving costs such as better route planning or checking for the lowest cost forecourt near you.
The UK Government has increased the Employment Allowance from £4,000 to £5,000 from 6 April 2022 to help SMEs.
Employment Allowance is a tax relief which allows eligible businesses and charities to reduce their National Insurance contributions each year.
Savings can be made each time there is a payroll run until £5,000 has been reached, or the tax year has ended (whichever is sooner).
The Government estimates that around 50,000 businesses will benefit from the increase.