Small businesses facing debt problems can now find help thanks to a telephone helpline that was set up last week.

The Business Debtline is a £540,000 initiative operated by voluntary business Birmingham Settlement.

It provides counselling along with a self-help pack of comprehensive guidance on dealing with business debts.

The line is open between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday on 0800 197 6026. The self-help pack is accessible from: