COVID-19: Payment holidays on credit cards, car finance and personal loans extended

04 Nov 2020

Payment holidays on credit cards, car finance, personal loans and pawned goods have been extended following the Government’s announcement of a second lockdown from Thursday 5 November.

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Commercial property: Retail rental arrears could rise to £2 billion after third-quarter payment deadline

30 Sep 2020

According to research, retail rent arrears could total over £2 billion following the third-quarter payment deadline this week.  

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Empty high street shops reach highest level for more than six years

03 Sep 2020

According to the new figures, the number of empty high street shops has risen to the highest level for more than six years following a wave of store closures as a result of the pandemic.

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More businesses given green light to reopen as lockdown restrictions relax

14 Aug 2020

Beauty salons, tattoo studios, spas and barbers will be allowed to offer all “close contact” services from Saturday as lockdown measures relax, it has been announced.

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Eat Out to Help Out opens for claims

10 Aug 2020

With the first week of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme now concluded, the online portal is opening for pubs, bars, restaurants and certain other hospitality venues to claim funds from the scheme. The scheme offer grants covering the whole cost to restaurants, cafes and pubs that sell food of providing a 50 per […]

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Chancellor considers online sales tax for e-commerce retail sector

27 Jul 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is considering the introduction of a new sales tax for the online retail sector in a bid to help the struggling high street compete with the e-commerce sector.

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Only a quarter of eligible businesses registered for ‘Eat out to help out’ scheme

23 Jul 2020

According to the latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), only a quarter of eligible businesses in the hospitality sector have signed up to the new ‘Eat out to help out scheme’.

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High Streets Task Force launches to provide “invaluable advice” to businesses affected by COVID-19

12 Jun 2020

A new package of support will help high street businesses “get back on their feet” following the coronavirus lockdown, the Government has said.

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One in 10 firms unable to reopen safely under current guidance, study reveals

29 May 2020

One in 10 firms are unable to open safely under the Government’s current health and safety guidance, a major study has revealed.

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