Government set to announce extension of Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

23 Sep 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is expected to announce the extension of the Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) until the end of November.

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Ban on commercial evictions extended until the end of 2020

17 Sep 2020

The Government has announced that it has extended the ban on commercial evictions until the end of 2020, meaning businesses cannot be evicted by landlords for getting behind on rent payments.

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New local lockdown grant fund to act as business “safety net”

11 Sep 2020

Businesses in England affected by “local lockdowns” are set to receive up to £1,500 per property every three weeks to keep their operation afloat, it has been announced.

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Government launches £2 billion Kickstart employment scheme to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs

07 Sep 2020

The Government has launched the landmark £2 billion Kickstart employment scheme, which is set to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs for young people.

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Businesses urged to claim discounts under Eat Out to Help Out scheme ahead of September deadline

04 Sep 2020

Businesses who registered with the Eat Out to Help Out scheme have been urged to claim back the 50 per cent government-funded discount applied to bills ahead of the September deadline.

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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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Seven in 10 small businesses adapt sales or payment tactics to pandemic, study reveals

28 Aug 2020

Almost seven in 10 small businesses have launched an e-commerce website or introduced contact-free point of sale (POS) technology to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been revealed.

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COVID-19 – 1.23 million businesses access Government support schemes

24 Aug 2020

More than 1.23 million UK businesses have accessed COVID-19 support schemes backed by the Government, according to the latest figures from HM Treasury.

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One in ten businesses at moderate risk of insolvency according to ONS

20 Aug 2020

According to the latest statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), around one in ten businesses claim their risk of insolvency is moderate or severe, with the majority of those seeing their turnover fall by more than half this year.

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The second round of  the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opens for applications

19 Aug 2020

The second stage of the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is now open, and applications must be submitted before the deadline on Monday 19 October 2020.

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