BUSINESS

New Government Service to Support Quarantine Compliance

Posted: 13 April 2021
Those quarantining at home following international travel may now be visited by staff employed on behalf of the NHS Test and Trace service.
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Time Magazine Joins Other Companies in Holding Bitcoin on Balance Sheet

Posted: 12 April 2021
Time Magazine will accept Bitcoin as payment and plans to make an educational video series on cryptocurrencies.
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Global Travel Taskforce Proposes Framework to Safely Reopen International Travel

Posted: 9 April 2021
Recommendations include the launch of a new traffic light system and 'green watchlist', and the introduction of travel certification.
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Recovery Loan Scheme Launches Today

Posted: 6 April 2021
The new Recovery Loan Scheme will ensure businesses continue to benefit from Government-guaranteed finance throughout 2021.
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Fisheries and Seafood Scheme Opens for Applications

Posted: 6 April 2021
New scheme launches to provide £6.1 million over the next 12 months to support England’s seafood sector, coastal communities and marine environment.
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Around 50,000 Businesses Close Due to Late Payments Every Year

Posted: 6 April 2021
Some businesses wait several months before paying their suppliers, severely impacting the bottom line of many small businesses.
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Calls for Flexible Working to Be Normalised

Posted: 6 April 2021
It may be in the interest of employers and employees to make flexible working a standard option.
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Covid Testing Will Be Available to Everyone in England

Posted: 5 April 2021
Everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing from 9 April.
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Government-Backed Loans Supported Thousands of Businesses During Pandemic

Posted: 3 April 2021
Government-backed finance helped thousands of businesses protect jobs and livelihoods during the coronavirus pandemic.
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1.6 million

Posted: 3 April 2021
More than 1.6 million firms benefited from government-backed loans to keep them trading and protect jobs and livelihoods during the coronavirus pandemic.
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New Restart Grants Scheme to Provide Funding of up to £18,000 to Eligible Businesses

Posted: 1 April 2021
A fresh wave of grant funding launched as councils are called on to do their bit to continue supporting businesses.
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National Living Wage Extended to Younger Workers

Posted: 1 April 2021
The age threshold for the National Living Wage changes from 25 to 23 as the rate increases on 1 April.
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Workplace Testing Programme Expands to Free Rapid Home Testing

Posted: 28 March 2021
All employers will now be able to offer their employees free, rapid and regular testing that can be taken at home.
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Extended Opening Hours to Continue When Non-Essential Retail Returns

Posted: 26 March 2021
Longer opening hours in England will help people return to our high streets safely when non-essential shops re-open from 12 April at the earliest.
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UK Moves Towards a Greener Shipping Future

Posted: 26 March 2021
Government invests £20 million to develop innovative zero emission vessels and clean port infrastructure.
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