New figures highlight success of coronavirus support schemes

Some 2.8 million people took advantage of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) in the last year, the latest figures have revealed.

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One in five small businesses not entitled to financial support, FSB reveals

As many as one in five small businesses and sole traders are not entitled to financial support under the Government’s coronavirus support package, it has been revealed.

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Government urged to extend COVID business support measures

The Government is being urged to extend emergency coronavirus support in the upcoming Budget with a recent study warning that businesses face a £50 billion shortfall when the support measures end in April 2021.

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Business owners put billions of pounds on the line to secure early CBILS loans, figures reveal

Business owners who took out an early coronavirus loan have more than £1.2 billion of personal guarantees on the line, a major study has revealed.

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Kickstart Scheme: the changes from 3 February 2021

According to a report by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the Kickstart Scheme has supported over 120,000 young people find employment, since its launch in September 2020.

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Coronavirus: Pubs in tier two and three areas set to receive new £1,000 grant funding

Pubs that principally serve alcohol in tier two and three areas are set to receive additional financial support over the Christmas period following an announcement by the Government.

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New Bounce Back Loans have banks preparing for a wave of applications

UK banks have been preparing themselves for the wave of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) topping up with the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) once the Chancellor reopens the coronavirus-related scheme on 9 November.

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

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

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

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Government set to announce extension of Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

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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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme rejects claims after employer accounting errors

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has warned businesses to get “their data right” or face delays receiving grants under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

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New local lockdown grant fund to act as business “safety net”

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

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

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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SMEs are missing out on £1.5 billion worth of COVID-19 Government support grants

According to the latest research, small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are missing out on almost £1.5 billion in coronavirus business support grants, which have gone unclaimed ahead of the deadline on Friday 28 August.

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