Government Backed Loans

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Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS)

The new iteration of the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) launched in August 2022 and is designed to support access to finance for UK small businesses as they look to invest and grow. The Recovery Loan Scheme aims to improve the terms on offer to borrowers.  Businesses that took out a CBILS, CLBILS, BBLS or RLS facility before 30 June 2022 are not prevented from accessing RLS from August 2022, although in some cases it may reduce the amount a business can borrow. Recovery Loan Scheme-backed facilities are provided at the discretion of Skipton Business Finance. Please note that a Recovery Loan with Skipton Business Finance is only available alongside an Invoice Finance facility.

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Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS)

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) is now closed to new applications, including applications for Top-Ups.

BBLS applications received by 23.59 on 31 March 2021 can be processed through to 31 May 2021.

If you have a query about BBLS, or wish to discuss an outstanding application, please contact us on 01756 694068.

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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is now closed to new applications.

Please note, applications received by 23.59 on 31 March 2021 can still be processed through to 31 May 2021.

If you have a query about CBILS, or wish to discuss an outstanding application, please contact us on 01756 694068.

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The British Business Bank

Both CBILS and BBLS are managed by The British Business Bank. The British Business Bank is 100% Government owned but independently managed. It brings expertise and Government money to the smaller business finance markets. They don't lend or invest directly, instead working with over 130 partners such as Skipton Business Finance.

Businesses apply for finance through partners who, because they work with the BBB, can lend and invest more - especially to younger and faster growing companies.