RETAIL AND CONSUMER

Furlough Scheme Extended Until October

Posted: 13 May 2020
From August, furloughed workers will be able to return to work part-time with employers being asked to pay a percentage towards the salaries of their furloughed staff.
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Final Details of Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme Unveiled

Posted: 21 April 2020
This scheme helps large businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) to access loans of up to £25 million.
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Government Announces a New Scheme for Larger Companies

Posted: 3 April 2020
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has taken further action today to support firms affected by the coronavirus crisis by bolstering business interruption loans for small businesses and announcing a new scheme for larger companies.
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Employers to Claim for Temporary Leave Wage Costs for 3 Months

Posted: 26 March 2020
Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave (“furlough”) due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Ban on Evictions for Commercial Tenants to Add Extra Protection During Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted: 24 March 2020
Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of coronavirus will be protected from eviction.
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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) Is Now Available Through Participating Lenders

Posted: 23 March 2020
The scheme will help smaller businesses withstand disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
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Competition Laws Relaxed for Supermarkets to Cooperate During Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted: 19 March 2020
The government is temporarily relaxing elements of competition law as part of a package of measures to allow supermarkets to work together to feed the nation.
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Pubs and Restaurants May Operate as Takeaways During Coronavirus Outbreak

Posted: 18 March 2020
Planning rules will be relaxed so pubs and restaurants can operate as hot food takeaways during the coronavirus outbreak.
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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.
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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.
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Coronavirus Guidance for Employers and Businesses

Posted: 11 March 2020
Information on healthcare advice for employers and support for businesses.
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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.
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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.
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EU Parliament Gives Final Approval to Brexit Deal

Posted: 29 January 2020
The European Parliament gave today its final approval to Britain’s divorce deal from the bloc, paving the way for orderly Brexit to take place this Friday.
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Businesses Receive HMRC Letters about UK-EU Trade Arrangements

Posted: 27 January 2020
HMRC letters to VAT-registered businesses trading with the EU and/or the rest of the world highlight actions necessary to take before the end of the transition period.
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