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National Debtline

Advice you can trust

Business Debtline

Giving free, impartial and confidential debt advice to small businesses and the self-employed for over 20 years



Our vision

"Self-employed people across the UK to tackle their debts and manage their money with confidence"


We have a proven track record of giving expert debt advice to the self-employed for over 20 years. We promise:
  • to provide expert debt advisers who are supportive and trained to a high standard;
  • to stay committed to providing free, impartial and confidential debt advice;
  • to talk you through the debt advice options that are right for you;
  • to keep all of your personal information confidential; and
  • not to pass your details on to any other organisation without your permission.

Our debt advisers

All Business Debtline advisers receive intensive training when they first join the service. We continue to develop and support our advisers by providing on-going training.  

Business Debtline has a proven track record and we are proud to say that over 50% of the businesses we speak to continue to trade after receiving our advice.

Our debt advisers are the heart and soul of our service. Their expert knowledge of debt advice has helped thousands of people over the years. Many of them have been with us for over 10 years.

All our debt advisers are dedicated to giving high quality free debt advice to small businesses and the self-employed across the UK.


Our impact

Last year we helped 20,860 people on the phone and a further 3,731 people through our webchat service. In addition, there were 132462 visits to the Business Debtline website.

We have recruited new debt advisers. We have also made our website content more accessible and mobile friendly.


Our latest news

As the numbers in self-employment grow, it is vital that we understand their challenges, as well as celebrating their successes.

The cost of doing business report is based on the experiences of 104 Business Debtline clients and our expert advisers. It summarises the challenges facing small-business owners in difficulty.