PUBLIC SERVICES

31 Million Taxpayers to Get April Tax Cut

Posted: 21 March 2020
31 million people to benefit from a tax cut, as National Insurance contributions thresholds to rise to £9,500 per year.
Read More >

15% of GDP

Posted: 17 March 2020
The UK government's rescue package to businesses worth £330bn amounts to 15% of gross domestic product (GDP).
Read More >

COVID-19: Support for Businesses

Posted: 17 March 2020
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through the period of disruption caused by the coronavirus.
Read More >

Government to Introduce Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Posted: 17 March 2020
The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme will temporarily replace the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme.
Read More >

Companies House Goes Online

Posted: 17 March 2020
Companies House has robust plans in place to maintain services for customers and protect the welfare of employees during the coronavirus outbreak.
Read More >

Banking Industry Summit Leaders Consider Broader Support for Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus

Posted: 14 March 2020
Bankers met yesterday to discuss coordinated action to support SMEs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Read More >

WHO Declares Europe the Epicenter of the Pandemic

Posted: 13 March 2020
A new COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund has been launched today to coordinate the response to the deadly coronavirus.
Read More >

Coronavirus Guidance for Employers and Businesses

Posted: 11 March 2020
Information on healthcare advice for employers and support for businesses.
Read More >

Budget 2020: the Chancellor’s Speech in Full

Posted: 11 March 2020
Here's the Budget 2020 speech as delivered by Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Read More >

Monetary Policy Easing Rolled Out as Coronavirus Hits Asian Manufacturing

Posted: 3 March 2020
After China factory index hit record low on coronavirus, finance ministers and central bank governors from the leading western nations pledged to use "all appropriate policy tools" to maintain the stability of the financial system.
Read More >

Coronavirus Can Halve Global Economy Growth, Says OECD

Posted: 2 March 2020
The impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on economic prospects is severe and must be limited by coordinated action.
Read More >

Coronavirus Outbreak Weighs Heavily on Businesses Around the World

Posted: 27 February 2020
The deadly novel coronavirus that has devastated the Chinese economy is having a ripple effect across the globe.
Read More >

Major Package of Support for Storm-Hit Areas

Posted: 19 February 2020
Government announces thousands of pounds of support including grants, council tax relief and business rate relief for people and businesses in areas affected by flooding.
Read More >

Britain to Continue Contributing to EU Budget

Posted: 9 February 2020
The UK quit the European Union on 31 January 2020, but till the end of the year the country will continue to contribute to the EU budget.
Read More >

Britain Leaves EU, Entering 11-Month Transition Period

Posted: 1 February 2020
The UK has entered the transition period due to last until 31 December 2020. During this period, the UK will remain in both the EU customs union and single market.
Read More >