Cost of doing business

Cost of Doing Business

With the increased cost of materials, staff and energy, combined with double digit inflation, the cost of doing business is being felt by every business in Scotland.

Find Business Support has free advice and support, including reducing energy costs, funding for green improvements, support managing finances and lots more.

The UK Government has announced a scheme that will provide energy bill relief for non-domestic customers in Great Britain. Discounts will be applied to energy usage initially between 1 October 2022 and 31 March 2023.

You can also find support to help individuals struggling with the cost of living.


The Scottish Government has repeatedly urged the UK Government to use all the powers and fiscal headroom at its disposal, and will continue to do everything within its resources and powers to help businesses.

Information about PACE can be found on the Find Business Support page.

Businesses can also speak to the Invest in Angus Skills team who can support those facing redundancies.

Tips and advice from all partners, including Business Energy Scotland, can be found on the Find Business Support page.

Businesses can use Scottish Enterprise’s Net Zero Accelerator to get started. It is a simple, online diagnostic tool that businesses can use to assess their efforts to achieve net zero carbon emissions and help build their net zero action plan.