Bedford Cost of Living Support

Price rises are affecting businesses, but there are plenty of things you can do to help manage this. A wide range of different resources and programmes are available to help you reduce costs, increase the efficiency of your business and boost your resilience, as well as helping you maintain the mental and physical wellbeing of yourself and your staff members.

Reducing your energy usage not only saves you money but will improve your green credentials, and help the planet too!

Here are some resources and programmes to help:

OFGEM Business Advice

The Office of Gas and Energy Markets (OFGEM) has made available a range of tools, advice and information to help businesses reduce energy costs, as well as advice on looking for funding.

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The SME Climate Hub

The SME Climate Hub is a global initiative that empowers small to medium sized companies to take climate action and build resilient businesses for the future. By taking action to reduce your carbon emissions, you'll not only be helping the climate but  making your business more resilient by lowering costs and increasing efficiency.

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Low Carbon Workspaces

Low Carbon Workspaces offers small and medium-sized businesses in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes grants of between £1,000 and £6,750 to cover up to a third of the cost of making energy improvements.

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SEMLEP's Growth Hub Mental Health Support

It is an extremely worrying time for both individuals and business owners, and it's vital that you don't neglect your own mental health, or the mental health of your staff members and co-workers.

A range of mental health advice, and links to tools and resources can be found on the Growth Hub website here.

Bedford Borough Council Mental Health Support

Bedford Borough Council has provided resources to support you to look after your mental health, which is linked to your physical health as well as relationships, education, training and work.


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