Free support for small business leaders

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Our clients can get free access to advice lines that help you through the daily minefield of business issues – because you can’t be an expert in everything.  

Some things you are highly trained in. Some you’re just muddling through. That's why we provide lots of free non-insurance support for small businesses.


What free support do I get? 

  • 24/7 legal advice line
  • 24/7 counselling and mental health service 
  • Tax advice line
  • HR and health & safety advice line
  • Cost reduction consultation with procurement experts

All services are provided by relevant expert partners and paid for by Howden

Legal advice helpline

You can call our legal helpline and get immediate advice on all legal matters affecting your business 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Counselling helpline

A counselling helpline for all partners, directors and employees, providing confidential support and advice 24 hours a day 365 days a year. 

Advice can be about personal issues as well as work-related ones. 

Tax advice helpline

Tax-related advice to assist with queries relating to your own practice as well as queries from your clients. Calls will be limited to a set number in a policy year but there is no limit to the amount of time you spend on the call.

Legal Services document library 

Access to a wide range of online documents and guides to help your business with everything from debt recovery to partnership agreements. 

We provide our clients with a voucher code which enables them to register online, gaining access to a range of useful documents.

HR and Health & Safety advice

Advice on any HR matter from employment contracts to pensions & auto-enrolment, or any Health & Safety matter.

Support available weekdays (excluding bank holidays) between 09:00 and 17:00 through our partners, providing:

  • Free 30 minute consultation for advice on HR and Health & Safety issues.
  • Free HR health check, including employee contract review and employee handbook review.

If you require wider or ongoing support, you can agree the most suitable basis direct with our partner and on terms that suit your business.

Cost savings/Procurement Review

Free cost reduction consultation – a procurement expert will help you identify possible ways of minimising costs within your business. This can include access to a procurement club to facilitate economies of scale by combining buying power with other businesses. 

Sound useful?

The sooner you get a quote, the sooner we add value

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