Government set to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030

18 Nov 2020

The Government is set to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030, with hybrid vehicles to follow in 2035.

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Heritage organisations set to receive £103 million under Culture Recovery Fund

09 Oct 2020

Some 445 heritage organisations affected by Covid-19 are set to receive more than £103 million in affordable loans and grant funding, it has been revealed.

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COVID-19: National Audit Office warns up to 60 per cent of Bounce Back Loans may not be paid back

07 Oct 2020

The Government’s spending watchdog, the National Audit Office (NAO), has warned that up to 60 per cent of businesses may not pay back the 100 per cent Government-backed Bounce Back Loans Scheme (BBLS) because of fraudulent applications and minimal credit checks.

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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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Businesses return £215 million furlough payments to the Government

21 Sep 2020

According to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), more than £215 million of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) payments have been willingly returned to the Government by UK firms, out of £35.4 billion worth of claims up until 16 August.

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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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UK businesses borrow more than £52.6 billion to tackle impact of the pandemic

10 Sep 2020

According to the latest industry research, UK businesses have borrowed more than £52.6 billion in a bid to combat the disruption caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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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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Government urged to ensure young people gain access to the Child Trust Fund

02 Sep 2020

The Government is being urged to ensure that young people gain access to the Child Trust Fund, which was set up by the Government in 2005 to provide young adults with a nest-egg.

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