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Information for craft businesses: May 2021 – Resources for Craft Businesses, Updated

A page of resources and advice during the COVID-19 pandemic for Craft Businesses.

Posted: 05/07/2021

The crafts are an important part of our social and economic life with
the Crafts Council Market for Craft report showing craft sales worth £3
billion to the UK economy.

Crafts Council Market know the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on a sector dominated
by micro enterprises and sole practitioners and the UK has now left the
EU which has affected all businesses.

There are a number of new online business resources including films on the following topics;

Brexit Information

Visit our page on advice for UK-based makers and craft businesses.

And there is a long list of Resources for support including:

– An extension to Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) – the self-employed can claim up to £7,500.

MoneySavingExpert (aka Martin Lewis) Coronavirus Help for the Self-employed

– The Business Finance Guide

Arts Council England Emergency Response Package for organisations and individuals


This is a fantastic resources for small business owners, the self employed, and those specifically running Craft businesses. To read more, visit their website.

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