RETAIL AND CONSUMER

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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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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High Streets and Seaside Resorts Are Preparing for Summer

Posted: 20 March 2021
A new £56 million Welcome Back Fund will help councils boost tourism, improve green spaces and provide more outdoor seating areas, markets and food stall pop-ups – giving people more safer options to reunite with friends and relatives.
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Who Can Claim Grants Under the Furlough Scheme?

Posted: 12 March 2021
If you cannot maintain your workforce because your operations have been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), you can furlough employees and apply for a grant to cover a portion of their usual monthly wage costs where you record them as being on furlough.
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Budget 2021 Sets Path for Recovery

Posted: 3 March 2021
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's £65 billion three-point plan will provide support for jobs and businesses as the UK emerges from the pandemic and forges a path to recovery.
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Budget 2021: What You Need to Know

Posted: 3 March 2021
Here's a full list of measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the latest Budget.
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Furlough Scheme Extended Until End of September

Posted: 3 March 2021
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which was due to end in April, will now be extended until the end of September.
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Prime Minister Sets Out Roadmap to Ease Lockdown Restrictions

Posted: 22 February 2021
The UK government publishes four-step roadmap to ease restrictions across England and provide a route back to a more normal way of life.
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SME Brexit Support Fund to Be Administered by PricewaterhouseCoopers

Posted: 11 February 2021
The SME Brexit Support Fund could give SMEs new to importing or exporting up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice, if they have up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover.
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Advice for People Struggling to Pay Bills Due to Coronavirus

Posted: 14 January 2021
Advice for those in difficulty with utility bills, or repayment commitments on credit cards, loans and mortgages, as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Government Ordered First British-Manufactured Tests for Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing

Posted: 10 January 2021
Derby-based company SureScreen Diagnostics is soon to provide two million of the lateral flow tests.
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Prime Minister Announces Third National Lockdown

Posted: 4 January 2021
From 00.01 on Wednesday people must stay at home to control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives.
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National lockdown: Stay at Home

Posted: 4 January 2021
Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country. Find out what you can and cannot do during the third national lockdown in England.
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What Brexit Means for Product Labelling and Marking

Posted: 19 December 2020
Changes will be required for placing goods on the Great Britain, Northern Ireland and EU markets, regardless of whether a UK-EU trade deal is agreed.
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Furlough Scheme Extended Until End of April

Posted: 17 December 2020
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which was due to end on 31 October, will now be extended until the end of April.
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